regeneration[ri jen′ə rā′s̸hən]
- Regeneration is the act or process of coming back, growing anew or a spiritual rebirth.
When a lizard loses its tail and then grows it back, this is an example of regeneration.
a regenerating or being regenerated; specif.,
- a being renewed, reformed, or reconstituted
- a spiritual rebirth
- Biol. the renewal or replacement of any hurt or lost part, as the claw of a lobster
- Electronics the act or process of regenerating signals
Origin of regenerationMiddle English regeneracioun ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin regeneratio
The act or process of regenerating or the state of being regenerated, especially:
a. Biology Regrowth of lost or destroyed parts or organs.
b. Spiritual or moral revival or rebirth.
(countable and uncountable, plural regenerations)