Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

regenerate - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

verb regenerate pronunciation in British English /rɪˈdʒenəreɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleregenerating
past tenseregenerated
past participleregenerated
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    [transitive] to develop something again, or to bring it back to its original state

    The money will be used to regenerate the town centre.

  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.

derived words


 regenerate pronunciation in British English /rɪˌdʒenəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


 regenerate pronunciation in British English /rɪˈdʒen(ə)rətɪv/ adjective

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


an electric skateboard

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play