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verb regenerate pronunciation in American English /riˈdʒenəreɪt/
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present tense
present participleregenerating
past tenseregenerated
past participleregenerated
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  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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 regenerate pronunciation in American English /rɪˌdʒenəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


 regenerate pronunciation in American English /rɪˈdʒenəˌreɪtɪv/ adjective


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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