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regenerate

verb uk   /rɪˈdʒen.ər.eɪt/  us   /-ɚ.eɪt/

regenerate verb (IMPROVE)

[T] to improve a place or system, especially by making it more active or successful

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   /-ɚ-/
The council is committed to a programme of urban regeneration.
regenerative
adjective uk   /-ə.tɪv/  us   /-ə.t̬ɪv/
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