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Regenerate

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regenerate

1. Reproduced. The earthly author of my blood, Whose youthful spirit, in me regenerate, Doth with a twofold vigor lift me up. (Shak)

2. Born anew; become Christian; renovated in heart; changed from a natural to a spiritual state.

Origin: L. Regeneratus, p. P. Of regenerare to regenerate; pref. Re- re- _ generare to beget. See Generate.

1. To generate or produce anew; to reproduce; to give new life, strength, or vigor to. Through all the soil a genial fferment spreads. Regenerates the plauts, and new adorns the meads. (Blackmore)

2. To cause to be spiritually born anew; to cause to become a Christian; to convert from sin to holiness; to implant holy affections in the heart of.

3. Hence, to make a radical change for the better in the character or condition of; as, to regenerate society.