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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb Biology To replace (a lost or damaged organ or part) by the formation of new tissue.
  • intransitive verb To form, construct, or create anew.
  • intransitive verb To give new life or energy to; revitalize.
  • intransitive verb To reform spiritually or morally.
  • intransitive verb To effect regeneration.
  • intransitive verb To become formed or constructed again.
  • intransitive verb To undergo spiritual conversion or rebirth; reform.
  • adjective Spiritually or morally reformed.
  • adjective Formed by regeneration.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To construct or create anew, especially in an improved manner.
  • verb transitive To revitalize.
  • verb transitive, biology To replace lost or damaged tissue.
  • verb intransitive To become reconstructed.
  • verb intransitive To undergo a spiritual rebirth.
  • adjective Spiritually reborn.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin regenerāre, regenerāt-, to reproduce : re-, re- + generāre, to beget; see generate.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin regenerātus, perfect participle of regenerō.

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