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"born-again" in British English

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born-againadjective

uk   /ˌbɔːn.əˈɡen/ /ˌbɔːn.əˈɡeɪn/  us   /ˌbɔːrn.əˈɡen/
used to refer to someone who has ​decided to ​accept a ​particulartype of evangelicalChristianity, ​especially after a ​deepspiritualexperience: Cliff Richard is a born-again ​Christian.
[before noun] used to ​describe someone who is ​extremelyenthusiastic about a new ​interest or ​hobby: She's a born-again ​healthfreak.
(Definition of born-again from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"born-again" in American English

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born-againadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌbɔrn·əˈɡen, ˈbɔrn·əˌɡen/
(esp. of Christians) ​extremelyenthusiastic about ​religion; ​evangelical
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