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verb     regenerate pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participleregenerating
past tenseregenerated
past participleregenerated
  1. 1
    [transitive] to develop something again, or to bring something back to its original state

    a strategy designed to regenerate the local economy

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] science to grow a new body part or organ, or to be grown as a new body part or organ

    It is impossible for the body to regenerate lost brain cells.

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     regeneration pronunciation in American English
/rɪˌdʒenəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


     regenerative pronunciation in American English
/rɪˈdʒenəˌreɪtɪv/ adjective
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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