regenerative


regenerative
[[t]rɪʤe̱nərətɪv[/t]]
ADJ: usu ADJ n
Regenerative powers or processes cause something to heal or become active again after it has been damaged or inactive.

...the regenerative power of nature.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Regenerative — Re*gen er*a*tive (r?*j?n ?r*?*t?v), a. Of or pertaining to regeneration; tending to regenerate; as, regenerative influences. H. Bushnell. [1913 Webster] {Regenerative furnace} (Metal.), a furnace having a regenerator in which gas used for fuel,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regenerative — c.1400, from Fr. régénératif or directly from M.L. regenerativus, from regeneratus (see REGENERATION (Cf. regeneration)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • regenerative — [ri jen′ə rāt΄iv, ri jen′rə tiv] adj. [ME < MFr < ML regenerativus] 1. regenerating or tending to regenerate 2. of or characterized by regeneration regeneratively adv …   English World dictionary

  • regenerative — regenerate ► VERB 1) regrow (new tissue). 2) bring new and more vigorous life to (an area or institution). 3) (especially in Christian use) give a new and higher spiritual nature to. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ reborn, especially in a spiritual or moral sense …   English terms dictionary

  • regenerative — adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or marked by regeneration 2. tending to regenerate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Régénérative — Régénération Sommaire 1 Régénération biologique 2 Régénération écologique 3 Régénération forestière 4 Voir aussi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • regenerative — regeneratively, adv. /ri jen euhr euh tiv, euh ray tiv/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by regeneration. 2. tending to regenerate. [1350 1400; ME < ML regenerativus. See REGENERATE, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • regenerative — adjective That serves to regenerate …   Wiktionary

  • regenerative — re·gen·er·a·tive ri jen ə .rāt iv, jen (ə )rət adj 1) of, relating to, or marked by regeneration 2) tending to regenerate …   Medical dictionary

  • regenerative — re gen·er·a·tive || rɪ dÊ’enÉ™reɪtɪv / rÉ™tɪv adj. re creating, bringing back into existence; renewing, restoring to good condition; reviving, causing to be reborn …   English contemporary dictionary


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