regeneration

noun re·gen·er·a·tion \ ri-ˌje-nə-ˈrā-shən , ˌrē- \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

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

Examples of regeneration in a Sentence

  1. 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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First Known Use of regeneration

14th century


Medical Dictionary

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 2a


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