One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
with object To recreate; to make again. In early use specifically: to cause tissue or skin to regrow. Compare re-engender.
with object To assign a new gender to (a person, role, etc.); to change or redefine the roles ascribed to each gender in (a particular context).
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Lanfranc's Science of Cirurgie. From re- + gender, after classical Latin regenerāre. Compare Old French regendrer to grow again<br>1950s; earliest use found in Kenneth Tynan (1927–1980), theatre critic. From re- + gender.
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