self-re·​new·​al | \ ˌself-ri-ˈnü-əl How to pronounce self-renewal (audio) , -ˈnyü- \
plural self-renewals

Definition of self-renewal

: 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

First Known Use of self-renewal

1781, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-renewal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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