I. adjective Etymology: Middle English regenerat, from Latin regeneratus, past participle of regenerare to regenerate, from re- + generare to beget — more at generate Date: 15th century 1. formed or created again 2. spiritually reborn or converted 3. restored to a better, higher, or more worthy state • regenerately adverbregenerateness noun II. Date: 1541 intransitive verb 1. to become formed again 2. to become regenerate ; reform 3. to undergo regeneration transitive verb 1. a. to subject to spiritual regeneration b. to change radically and for the better 2. a. to generate or produce anew; especially to replace (a body part) by a new growth of tissue b. to produce again chemically sometimes in a physically changed form 3. to restore to original strength or properties • regenerable adjective III. noun Date: circa 1569 one that is regenerated: as a. an individual who is spiritually reborn b. (1) an organism that has undergone regeneration (2) a regenerated body part

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