Re*gen"er*ate (-?t), a. [L. regeneratus, p. p. of regenerare to regenerate; pref. re- re- + generare to beget. See Generate.]

1.

Reproduced.

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

2. Theol.

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

 

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Re*gen"er*ate (r?*j?n"?r*?t), v. t.

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. Theol.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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