Definition of Regenerate

1. Verb. Reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new. "They renewed their membership"

2. Adjective. Reformed spiritually or morally. "Regenerate by redemption from error or decay"
Also: Saved
Similar to: Born-again, Converted, Reborn, Reformed
Antonyms: Unregenerate

3. Verb. Amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit.
Generic synonyms: Increase
Derivative terms: Regeneration

4. Verb. Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one. "Reform your conduct"
Exact synonyms: Reclaim, Rectify, Reform
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Related verbs: Reform, See The Light, Straighten Out
Specialized synonyms: Moralise, Moralize
Derivative terms: Reclamation, Rectification, Reform, Reformation, Reformative, Reformatory, Reformist

5. Verb. Return to life; get or give new life or energy. "The week at the spa restored me"
Exact synonyms: Rejuvenate, Restore
Specialized synonyms: Reincarnate, Renew, Resurrect, Revive
Generic synonyms: Renew
Derivative terms: Regeneration, Rejuvenation, Restoration, Restorative, Restorative

6. Verb. Replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue. "The snake regenerated its tail"
Generic synonyms: Re-create
Derivative terms: Regeneration

7. Verb. Be formed or shaped anew.
Generic synonyms: Form, Spring, Take Form, Take Shape
Derivative terms: Regeneration

8. Verb. Form or produce anew. "Regenerate hatred"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

9. Verb. Undergo regeneration.
Specialized synonyms: Rejuvenate
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Regeneration, Regeneration

10. Verb. Restore strength. "The good news will regenerate her"; "This food revitalized the patient"
Exact synonyms: Revitalize
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Specialized synonyms: Rejuvenate

Definition of Regenerate

1. a. Reproduced.

2. v. t. To generate or produce anew; to reproduce; to give new life, strength, or vigor to.

Definition of Regenerate

1. Verb. (transitive) To construct or create anew, especially in an improved manner ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To revitalize ¹

3. Verb. (transitive biology) To replace lost or damaged tissue ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To become reconstructed ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To undergo a spiritual rebirth ¹

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Definition of Regenerate

1. generate [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES] - See also: generate

Medical Definition of Regenerate

1. 1. Reproduced. "The earthly author of my blood, Whose youthful spirit, in me regenerate, Doth with a twofold vigor lift me up." (Shak) 2. Born anew; become Christian; renovated in heart; changed from a natural to a spiritual state. Origin: L. Regeneratus, p. P. Of regenerare to regenerate; pref. Re- re- + generare to beget. See Generate. 1. To generate or produce anew; to reproduce; to give new life, strength, or vigor to. "Through all the soil a genial fferment spreads. Regenerates the plauts, and new adorns the meads." (Blackmore) 2. To cause to be spiritually born anew; to cause to become a Christian; to convert from sin to holiness; to implant holy affections in the heart of. 3. Hence, to make a radical change for the better in the character or condition of; as, to regenerate society. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Regenerate

regenerate (current term)
regeneration harvest
regeneration with reserves
regenerative medicine
regenerative polyp

Literary usage of Regenerate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1850)
"I. These words, "I do not the good whicli I would, but T do the evil which I hate," are not the words or character of a regenerate person in respect of ..."

2. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"Observations clearing the difference between regenerate and unregenerate ... The first, that in every regenerate person there are diverse principles of all ..."

3. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1873)
"The doctrine of the book is, that the seat of sin in the regenerate man is in the body. The author is careful, however, at the outset, :to explain himself ..."

4. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1873)
"TUB SEAT OF SIN IN THE regenerate MAN.*—This little volume, which bears no author's name on its title-page, but the Introduction to which is signed by Peter ..."

5. The Works of James Arminius, D. D., Formerly Professor of Divinity in the by Jacobus Arminius (1853)
"ON REGENERATION AND THE regenerate. 1. The proximate subject of regeneration, which is effected in the present lite by the Spirit of Christ, ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The large majority of insects, in the imago state, do not seem to be able to regenerate, although they have not been sufficiently examined. ..."

7. Biology, General and Medical by Joseph McFarland (1920)
"to regenerate just the same. It takes about as long for the perfect regeneration of the fingers or toes as for an entire limb. If a limb be amputated too ..."

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