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regenerate

verb
     
re‧gen‧e‧rate
1 [transitive] formal to make something develop and grow strong again:
efforts to regenerate the US economy
The Marshall Plan sought to regenerate the shattered Europe of 1947.
2 [intransitive and transitive] technical to grow again, or make something grow again:
Small nodules form as the liver cells regenerate.
regenerative adjective:
a regenerative process
regeneration noun [uncountable]
a new strategy for urban regeneration

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