Definition of regeneration:
- The act of regenerating, or the state of being regenerated.
- The entering into a new spiritual life; the act of becoming, or of being made, Christian; that change by which holy affectations and purposes are substituted for the opposite motives in the heart.
- The reproduction of a part which has been removed or destroyed; re- formation; - a process especially characteristic of a many of the lower animals; as, the regeneration of lost feelers, limbs, and claws by spiders and crabs.
- The reproduction or renewal of tissues, cells, etc., which have been used up and destroyed by the ordinary processes of life; as, the continual regeneration of the epithelial cells of the body, or the regeneration of the contractile substance of muscle.
- The union of parts which have been severed, so that they become anatomically perfect; as, the regeneration of a nerve.
revolution, renewal, rehabilitation, re-formation, positive feedback, innovation, variation, diversity, renewing, transmutation, metanoia, vicissitude, variety, mutation, rebirth, reconstruction, restoration, novelty.
- "The Framework of Home Rule", Erskine Childers.
At the commencement of the Consulate it was gratifying, to see how actively Bonaparte was seconded in the execution of plans for the social regeneration of France all seemed animated with new life, and every one strove to do good as if it were a matter of competition.- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
Under the working of such a system, mothers guarding and helping the helpless, schoolmasters their scholars, hospital surgeons their patients, generals their soldiers, and the rest of the world protecting themselves, a few years would show the glorious results in the bills of mortality, and the next generation would be a regeneration of the human race.- "The Mechanism of the Human Voice", Emil Behnke.