self-re·​new·​al ˌself-ri-ˈnü-əl How to pronounce self-renewal (audio)
plural self-renewals
: the act or process of renewing oneself or itself
For a long time it has been assumed that heart muscle cells are incapable of self-renewal. Lisa Melton
More than 500 guests arrive annually between May 13 and Oct. 21 in pursuit of a back-to-basics, kick-in-the-pants approach to self-renewal: no caffeine, low salt, no refined sugar, no seconds. Cynthia Dial

Word History

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-renewal was in 1781

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“Self-renewal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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