verb (regenerat, ing)
- (transitive) To construct or create anew, especially in an improved manner
- (transitive) To revitalize
- (context, transitive, biology) To replace lost or damaged tissue
- (intransitive) To become reconstructed
- (intransitive) To undergo a spiritual rebirth
- an action of regressing, a return to a previous state
- 1899: Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class
- :Few of these groups or communities that are classed as "savage" show no traces of from a more advanced cultural stage.
- (statistics) an analytic method to measure the relationship between two variables
verb (reproduc, ing)
- to produce an image or copy of something
- (biology) to generate offspring (sexually or asexually)
- to produce again; to recreate
- to bring something to mins; to recall
noun (uncountable and countable; plural reproductions)
- the act of reproducing new individuals :w:biological, biologically
- a copy of something, as in a piece of art; a duplicate
- Jim was proud of the :w:Rembrandt, Rembrandt reproduction he owned.
adjective (riper, ripest)
- Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.
- Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine.
- (figurative) Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate.
- (archaic) Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.
- (rfd-redundant) Ready for action or effect; prepared.
- (rfd-redundant) Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
- 1611, w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The Tempest, The Tempest, Act V, Scene 1,
- :<span style="font-variant:small-caps">Alonso:</span> And Trinculo is reeling-: where should they / Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them? / How cam'st thou in this pickle?
- Of a conflict between parties, having developed to a stage where the conflict may be reviewed by a court of law.
- (intransitive) to grow ripe; to become mature, as in botany: grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
- (intransitive) To approach or come to perfection.
- (transitive) To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.
- (transitive) To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.
- When faith and love, which parted from thee never, Had ripined thy iust soul to dwell with God. --Milton.
- A fundamental principle or skill, especially in a field of learning (often in the plural).
- We learn the rudiments of thermodynamics next week.
- Something in an undeveloped form (often in the plural)
- I have the rudiments of an escape plan.
- (biology) A body part that no longer has a function
- (music) In percussion, one of a selection of basic drum patterns learned as an exercise.
- basic, Basic; minimal; with less than, or only the minimum, necessary.
- His grasp of English allowed him at least to do the shopping.
- His driving skills meant that he was a danger on the road.
- I have only a grasp of chemistry.