Definition of regeneration in English:



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

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


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