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regenerate

re·gen·er·ate

regenerate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ri je n reIt
inflections: regenerated, regenerates, regenerating
definition 1: to cause a spiritual or moral reform in.
synonyms:
moralize, reform, rehabilitate, uplift
similar words:
convert, redeem, restore, save
definition 2: to re-create or make new or better.
synonyms:
re-create, renew, restore, revitalize
similar words:
refurbish, rehabilitate, rejuvenate, remake, remodel, renovate
definition 3: to grow (new tissue or parts) to replace lost or injured tissue or parts.
Salamanders can regenerate severed limbs.
synonyms:
reproduce
similar words:
grow, re-create, renew, replace, restore
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: ri je n reIt
definition 1: to be morally reformed or spiritually reborn.
antonyms:
degenerate
similar words:
convert, reform
definition 2: to undergo physical regrowth, as of a new organ or limb.
similar words:
grow
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: rI je nr t
definition 1: revitalized or reborn spiritually or morally.
synonyms:
reborn, rehabilitated
similar words:
born-again, reconstructed, remade, renewed
definition 2: reconstructed, renewed, or improved.
synonyms:
re-created, reconstructed, refurbished, remodeled, renewed, renovated, restored
similar words:
improved
derivations: regenerable (adj.), regeneracy (n.), regenerator (n.)