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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To reform spiritually or morally.
  • transitive v. To form, construct, or create anew, especially in an improved state.
  • transitive v. To give new life or energy to; revitalize.
  • transitive v. Biology To replace (a lost or damaged organ or part) by formation of new tissue.
  • intransitive v. To become formed or constructed again.
  • intransitive v. To undergo spiritual conversion or rebirth; reform.
  • intransitive v. To effect regeneration.
  • n. One who is spiritually reborn.
  • n. Biology A regenerated organ or part.
  • adj. Spiritually or morally reformed.
  • adj. Formed or created anew.
  • adj. Restored to a better state; refreshed or renewed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To construct or create anew, especially in an improved manner.
  • v. To revitalize.
  • v. To replace lost or damaged tissue.
  • v. To become reconstructed.
  • v. To undergo a spiritual rebirth.
  • adj. Spiritually reborn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Reproduced.
  • adj. Born anew; become Christian; renovated in heart; changed from a natural to a spiritual state.
  • transitive v. To generate or produce anew; to reproduce; to give new life, strength, or vigor to.
  • transitive v. 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.
  • transitive v. Hence, to make a radical change for the better in the character or condition of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To generate or produce anew; reproduce.
  • In theology, to cause to be born again; cause to become a Christian; give by direct divine influence a new spiritual life to. See regeneration, 2.
  • Reproduced; restored; renewed.
  • In theology, begotten or born anew; changed from a natural to a spiritual state.
  • To be formed again; come into existence again; be generated again.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. reformed spiritually or morally
  • v. undergo regeneration
  • v. replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue
  • v. bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
  • v. amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit
  • v. form or produce anew
  • v. restore strength
  • v. reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
  • v. return to life; get or give new life or energy
  • v. be formed or shaped anew

Etymologies

Latin regenerāre, regenerāt-, to reproduce : re-, re- + generāre, to beget; see generate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin regenerātus, perfect participle of regenerō. (Wiktionary)

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