regeneration

noun
re·​gen·​er·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌje-nə-ˈrā-shən , ˌrē-\

Definition of regeneration

1 : an act or the process of regenerating : the state of being regenerated
2 : spiritual renewal or revival
3 : renewal or restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological system (such as a forest) after injury or as a normal process
4 : utilization by special devices of heat or other products that would ordinarily be lost

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Examples of regeneration in a Sentence

the regeneration of knitting and crocheting is in full bloom, with Hollywood stars admitting they knit and crochet on movie sets

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Eco has the least responsive accelerator and by default the most aggressive regeneration under coasting. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The new 2019 Hyundai Kona EV is a clever little electric crossover," 24 Oct. 2018 Priests would then wear these skins in the hopes of ensuring regeneration across society, from crops to fertility. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Archaeologists Discover Temple to Aztec 'Flayed Lord'," 4 Jan. 2019 Fact: Until the current Doctor, all of Doctor Who's regenerations had been played by men. Fact: When Whittaker's casting was announced, a sexist subsection of the internet reacted predictably, with angry tweets and a #NotMyDoctor hashtag. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "'Doctor Who' Ratings Are Way Up Thanks to Jodie Whittaker, AKA the First Female Doctor Who," 9 Dec. 2018 Combined with generally faster movement and ability regeneration, PvPers seem happy with the changes. Aaron Zimmerman, Ars Technica, "Destiny 2: Forsaken review: Hallelujah, Destiny’s back," 19 Sep. 2018 According to the Berkshires’ own premier real estate agency, the age of metropolitan couples that flock to the Great Barrington area has become younger over the last few years, adding to that undeniable regeneration to the fabric of the town. Kaitlyn Wylde, Vogue, "What’s So Great About Great Barrington? A Weekend Guide to the Quietly Cool Berkshire Town," 25 Oct. 2018 Magic Words: Every feeling can lead to regeneration. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes September 17-23," 10 Sep. 2016 Less remake, more regeneration, the new Suspiria retains its predecessor’s setting and setup — a prestigious German dance school run by a shadowy coven — but digs its hooks into elements that Argento’s film floated past. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The 21 best movies of 2018," 14 Dec. 2018 Or considered regeneration witchcraft like in Suspiria. Aja Romano, Vox, "“Protect RBG” memes capture cultural anxiety over the Supreme Court," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of regeneration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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regeneration

noun
re·​gen·​er·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌjen-ə-ˈrā-shən, ˌrē- \

Medical Definition of regeneration

1 : an act or the process of regenerating : the state of being regenerated
2 : the renewal, regrowth, or restoration of a body or a bodily part, tissue, or substance after injury or as a normal bodily process continual regeneration of epithelial cells regeneration of the uterine lining — compare regulation sense 2a

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