Meaning of “regenerate” in the English Dictionary

"regenerate" in English

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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.
noun [ U ] uk /rɪˌdʒen.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /rɪˌdʒen.əˈreɪ.ʃən/

The council is committed to a programme of urban regeneration.
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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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

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 /rɪˈdʒenəreɪt/ us

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.
noun [ U ] /rɪˌdʒenərˈeɪʃən/

urban regeneration

(Definition of “regenerate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)