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Definitions for regenerate
rɪˈdʒɛn əˌreɪt; -ər ɪtre·gen·er·ate
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reformed spiritually or morally
"a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay"
reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
"We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"
amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit
reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectifyverb
bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
"The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
regenerate, restore, rejuvenateverb
return to life; get or give new life or energy
"The week at the spa restored me"
replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue
"The snake regenerated its tail"
be formed or shaped anew
form or produce anew
"This food revitalized the patient"
To construct or create anew, especially in an improved manner
To replace lost or damaged tissue
To become reconstructed
To undergo a spiritual rebirth
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: regeneratus, Lat.
Thou! the earthly author of my blood,
Whose youthful spirit, in me regenerate,
Doth with a twofold vigor lift me up
To reach at victory. William Shakespeare, Richard II.
For from the mercy-seat above,
Prevenient grace descending, had remov’d
The stony from their hearts, and made new flesh
Regenerate grow instead. John Milton.
If you fulfil this resolution, though you fall sometimes by infirmity; nay, though you should fall into some greater act, even of deliberate sin, which you presently retract by confession and amendment, you are nevertheless in a regenerate estate, you live the life of a christian here, and shall inherit the reward that is promised to such in a glorious immortality hereafter. William Wake, Preparation for Death.
Etymology: regenero, Lat.
Albeit the son of this earl of Desmond, who lost his head, were restored to the earldom; yet could not the king’s grace regenerate obedience in that degenerate house, but it grew rather more wild. John Davies, on Ireland.
Through all the soil a genial ferment spreads,
Regenerates the plants, and new adorns the meads. Richard Blackmore.
An alkali, poured to that which is mixed with an acid, raiseth an effervescence, at the cessation of which, the salts, of which the acid is composed, will be regenerated. Arbuthnot.
No sooner was a convert initiated, but by an easy figure he became a new man, and both acted and looked upon himself as one regenerated and born a second time into another state of existence. Joseph Addison, on the Christian Religion.
born anew; become Christian; renovated in heart; changed from a natural to a spiritual state
to generate or produce anew; to reproduce; to give new life, strength, or vigor to
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
hence, to make a radical change for the better in the character or condition of; as, to regenerate society
Etymology: [L. regeneratus, p. p. of regenerare to regenerate; pref. re- re- + generare to beget. See Generate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-jen′ėr-āt, v.t. to produce anew: (theol.) to renew the heart and turn it to the love of God.—adj. regenerated, renewed: changed from a natural to a spiritual state.—ns. Regen′erācy, Regen′erāteness, state of being regenerate.—n. Regenerā′tion, act of regenerating: state of being regenerated: (theol.) new birth, the change from a carnal to a Christian life: the renewal of the world at the second coming of Christ.—adj. Regen′erātive, pertaining to regeneration: renewal.—adv. Regen′erātively.—n. Regen′erātor, a chamber filled with a checker-work of fire-bricks, in which the waste heat is, by reversal of the draught, alternately stored up and given out to the gas and air entering the furnace.—adj. Regen′erātory.—n. Regen′esis, the state of being renewed.—Baptismal regeneration (see Baptise). [L. regenerāre, -ātum, to bring forth again—re-, again, generāre, to generate.]
To create a new way.
The skin cells do regenerate and we are grateful.
Submitted by MaryC on August 28, 2020
To create in a new, innovative and sustainable way.
The motivation to regenerate the community for the prosperity of all is clear to see.
Submitted by MaryC on August 28, 2020
The numerical value of regenerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of regenerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of regenerate in a Sentence
You've got to regenerate to compete with Orlando, Dubai and all the new destinations opening up, people are no longer just coming for sun and sea, they want something more.
Ketone bodies arise when the body uses fat for energy, but they also push stem cells into a quiescent state that protects them during deprivation, in this state, they are protected from environmental stress, but they are also less able to regenerate damaged tissue.
The Socialists believe that the PP is a very important party in Spanish politics, but it's a party that needs to regenerate and clean itself up, and this will only happen if it is not in government.
But it's a party that needs to regenerate and clean itself up, and this will only happen if it is not in government.
If you catch people at the right time and if they can stop drinking, this is a promising situation, i've seen people come into my clinic with liver failure and then after they stop drinking a year later, they look like a million dollars. The liver can regenerate and this is a problem that often times can be helped.
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