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verb American English pronunciation: regenerate /riˈdʒenəreɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyregenerate
he/she/itregenerates
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

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

regenerative

 American English pronunciation: regenerative /rɪˈdʒenəˌreɪtɪv/  adjective

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