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verb regenerate pronunciation in British English /rɪˈdʒenəreɪt/
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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 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.

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


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


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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