Definition of regeneration in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action or process of regenerating or being regenerated.

    ‘the regeneration of inner cities’
    • ‘Treasury Holdings is promoting the urban regeneration of Sligo through the redevelopment of the town centre.’
    • ‘A week-long exhibition showing proposals for the multi-million pound regeneration of the rundown area was launched yesterday in Park Library.’
    • ‘This notion of a dual process of destruction and regeneration was challenged by Edward Said in his Orientalism, the first edition of which came out in 1978.’
    • ‘The cleared land will aid the regeneration of Parson Cross that may include more accommodation for the elderly.’
    • ‘Lack of sleep affects the body's physical regeneration which occurs during sleep.’
    • ‘Manchester's much-vaunted city centre regeneration is taking its toll on our well-being, according to a health expert.’
    • ‘The Urban Task Force is still trying to promote urban regeneration and efficient land use.’
    • ‘But this is now changing as the city council is encouraging regeneration of old residential stock.’
    • ‘The Government had already committed £160 million to support economic regeneration in the Furness area, he said.’
    • ‘These changes will continue the process of renewal and regeneration.’
    • ‘Alder, ash, birch, cherry and oak will be planted and natural regeneration encouraged.’
    • ‘The multi-million pound regeneration of a deprived area of Rochdale could lead to financial ruin and homelessness.’
    • ‘The organisation was formed in 1998 and aims to use creativity to help social regeneration.’
    • ‘A historic Bradford building which housed a flagship regeneration scheme is to be sold as a potential major housing development.’
    • ‘The new transport interchange planned for Nelson could kick-start vital regeneration of the town centre.’
    • ‘On the credit side Russia has been brought back into the fold of the international community and in the Balkans the process of resettlement and regeneration goes on apace.’
    • ‘Failure to support economic regeneration in the east could be destabilizing for the EU as a whole.’
    • ‘The government believes the Games would promote urban regeneration, employment, health and tourism.’
    • ‘Cash has been secured to help kick-start a flagship regeneration project in Lancaster.’
    • ‘Opponents to one of Waterford city's regeneration projects fear that valuable artefacts may be destroyed by developers' digging.’
    renewal, revival, recovery, rally, upturn, comeback, reinvigoration, reawakening, resurrection, reappearance, re-emergence, rejuvenation, new birth, rebirth, renaissance, new dawn, new beginning
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    1. 1.1 The formation of new animal or plant tissue.
      • ‘Chloronemal filaments, which are produced following spore germination or tissue regeneration, only grow in the light.’
      • ‘These receptors are involved in the regulation of metabolism, embryogenesis, tissue regeneration, and cell proliferation.’
      • ‘The treatments helped manage his pain, promoted tissue regeneration and reduced scar tissue formation.’
      • ‘From this dikaryon, the two progenitor haploid genomes were recovered by protoplast formation and regeneration.’
      • ‘Studies in the lung have focused mainly on the regeneration of pulmonary epithelium.’
      • ‘The muscle fibers between the scar tissue showed fruitless attempts at regeneration by the formation of multinucleated buds.’
      • ‘The result was excellent regeneration of tissue inside the spheres, which were then degraded and disappeared, and there were no signs of rejection.’
      • ‘Glucosamine is the foundational structure of many compounds associated with repair and regeneration of connective tissue.’
      • ‘During tissue regeneration, cells release enzymes that degrade natural biomaterials at specific peptide sequences.’
      • ‘Though still premature, these findings could eventually impact research into stem cells, tissue regeneration and aging.’
      • ‘The powers of healing or regeneration vary from one tissue to another.’
      • ‘The reparative response of a fetus to injury is regeneration of tissue without scar.’
      • ‘Like milk thistle, artichoke stimulates the regeneration of liver tissue and is non-toxic.’
      • ‘This is helping to engineer skeletal regeneration and tissue morphogenesis in molecular terms.’
      • ‘Niacinamide inhibits free radical formation and facilitates beta-cell regeneration in vivo and in vitro.’
      • ‘For regeneration of cells and tissues, magnets over 7000 gauss are extremely effective.’
      • ‘Leaf disc transformation and shoot regeneration were performed as described previously.’
      • ‘The research team reckons the discovery will have implications for work on stems cells, tissue regeneration, elderly care and spinal cord injuries.’
      • ‘The new patch could eventually be used as an alternative to the current implant materials that have no capacity for growth or tissue regeneration.’
      • ‘Blood is important by providing neurotrophic factors in the process of peripheral nerve regeneration.’
    2. 1.2Electronics Positive feedback.
      • ‘Challenges to the new technology are in the areas of data monitoring, grooming, and regeneration for improved signal to noise.’
      • ‘If the optical signal is weak, the OEO system allows selective regeneration of the signal.’
      • ‘Corvis has created a system that shoots photons long distances without any electronic regeneration.’
    3. 1.3Chemistry The action or process of regenerating polymer fibres.
      • ‘By incorporating specific peptide motifs into these hydrogels it is possible to create optimal chemical environments for axonal regeneration.’
      • ‘In a recently published paper it was proposed that nitric or phosphoric acid be used for the cation resin regeneration and ammonia or potassium carbonate or hydroxide for the anion resin.’
      • ‘Recycling of oxidized intermediates, as well as regeneration of the reductants, affect the redox state of specific redox pairs.’
      • ‘Reductive regeneration of the oxidized catalytic thiol depends on glutathione, thioredoxin, glutaredoxin, cyclophilin, and tryparedoxin.’
      • ‘Some of the diesel fuel is reformulated into hydrogen and carbon monoxide for superior regeneration.’


Middle English: from Latin regeneratio(n-), from regenerare ‘create again’ (see regenerate).