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"regenerate" in British English

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regenerateverb

uk   /rɪˈdʒen.ə.reɪt/  us   /rɪˈdʒen.ə.reɪt/
  • regenerate verb (GROW)

[I or T] specialized biology to grow again: Tissue regenerates after skin is scratched. A lizard can regenerate its tail.
regeneration
noun [U] uk   /rɪˌdʒen.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /rɪˌdʒen.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
The council is committed to a programme of urban regeneration.
regenerative
adjective uk   /rɪˈdʒen.ə.rə.tɪv/  us   /rɪˈdʒen.ə.rə.t̬ɪv/
(Definition of regenerate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"regenerate" in American English

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regenerateverb

 us   /riˈdʒen·əˌreɪt/
  • regenerate verb (IMPROVE)

[T] to improve a place or system so that it is active or producing good results again: As president of the college, he regenerated a failing institution.
  • regenerate verb (GROW AGAIN)

biology [I/T] to grow again, or to make something grow again, for example, new tissue or a new part
regeneration
noun [U]  /riˌdʒen·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
Logging can generally occur in forests without a regeneration plan in place.
(Definition of regenerate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"regenerate" in Business English

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regenerateverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈdʒenəreɪt/
to develop and improve something, especially by making it as good or successful as it was before: They are involved in a series of commercial and housing developments to regenerate the area. The casino is intended to create jobs and regenerate the local economy.
regeneration
noun [U] /rɪˌdʒenərˈeɪʃən/
urban regeneration
(Definition of regenerate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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