One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action or process of regenerating or being regenerated, in particular the formation of new animal or plant tissue.
renewal, revival, recovery, rally, upturn, comeback, reinvigoration, reawakening, resurrection, reappearance, re-emergence, rejuvenation, new birth, rebirth, renaissance, new dawn, new beginningView synonyms
- ‘But this is now changing as the city council is encouraging regeneration of old residential stock.’
- ‘The Urban Task Force is still trying to promote urban regeneration and efficient land use.’
- ‘The government believes the Games would promote urban regeneration, employment, health and tourism.’
- ‘The Government had already committed £160 million to support economic regeneration in the Furness area, he said.’
- ‘Alder, ash, birch, cherry and oak will be planted and natural regeneration encouraged.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Treasury Holdings is promoting the urban regeneration of Sligo through the redevelopment of the town centre.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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 week-long exhibition showing proposals for the multi-million pound regeneration of the rundown area was launched yesterday in Park Library.’
- ‘Failure to support economic regeneration in the east could be destabilizing for the EU as a whole.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Opponents to one of Waterford city's regeneration projects fear that valuable artefacts may be destroyed by developers' digging.’
- ‘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 cleared land will aid the regeneration of Parson Cross that may include more accommodation for the elderly.’
- 1.1Electronics 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.’
- 1.2Chemistry The action or process of regenerating polymer fibers.
- ‘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.’
- ‘By incorporating specific peptide motifs into these hydrogels it is possible to create optimal chemical environments for axonal regeneration.’
- ‘Recycling of oxidized intermediates, as well as regeneration of the reductants, affect the redox state of specific redox pairs.’
Middle English: from Latin regeneratio(n-), from regenerare ‘create again’ (see regenerate).
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