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Meaning of “regenerate” in the English Dictionary

"regenerate" in British English

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regenerateverb

uk   /rɪˈdʒen.ər.eɪt/  us   /-ɚ.eɪt/
  • regenerate verb (GROW)

[I or T] specialized biology to ​grow again: Tissue regenerates after ​skin is ​scratched. A ​lizard can regenerate ​itstail.
regeneration
noun [U] uk   /rɪˌdʒen.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ɚ-/
The ​council is ​committed to a ​programme of urban regeneration.
regenerative
adjective uk   /-ə.tɪv/  us   /-ə.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 ​failinginstitution.
  • 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 ​generallyoccur 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 ​housingdevelopments to regenerate the ​area. The ​casino is intended to ​createjobs and regenerate thelocal economy.
regeneration
noun [U] /rɪˌdʒenərˈeɪʃən/
urban regeneration
(Definition of regenerate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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