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  1. regenerate

    • v.
      (of a living organism) grow (new tissue) after loss or damage;(of an organ or tissue) grow again
    • adj.
      reformed or reborn, especially in a spiritual or moral sense
    • verb: regenerate, 3rd person present: regenerates, gerund or present participle: regenerating, past tense: regenerated, past participle: regenerated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of a living organism) grow (new tissue) after loss or damage the lizard has to find the wherewithal to regenerate its tail
    • (of an organ or tissue) grow again once destroyed, brain cells do not regenerate
    • 2. bring new and more vigorous life to (an area, industry, institution, etc.); revive, especially in economic terms the money will be used to regenerate the heart of the town
    • bring into renewed existence; generate again the issue was regenerated last month
    • (especially in Christian use) give a new and higher spiritual nature to he believed that it was possible to regenerate people
    • 3. precipitate (a natural polymer, especially cellulose or a protein) as fibres following chemical processing methods were developed to regenerate the cellulose for use as fibres

    形容詞

    • 1. reformed or reborn, especially in a spiritual or moral sense he was not truly regenerate