from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of regenerating or the state of being regenerated.
- n. Spiritual or moral revival or rebirth.
- n. Biology Regrowth of lost or destroyed parts or organs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. rebuilding or restructuring; large scale repair or renewal.
- n. restoration of health or hit points
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of regenerating, or the state of being regenerated.
- n. 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.
- n. The reproduction of a part which has been removed or destroyed; re-formation; -- a process especially characteristic of a many of the lower animals.
- n. The reproduction or renewal of tissues, cells, etc., which have been used up and destroyed by the ordinary processes of life.
- n. The union of parts which have been severed, so that they become anatomically perfect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of regenerating or producing anew.
- n. In theology: A radical change in the spirit of an individual, accomplished by the direct action of the Spirit of God.
- n. The renovation of the world to be accomplished at the second coming of the Messiah.
- n. (rē-jen-e-rā′ shon). In biology, the genesis or origination of new tissue to repair the waste of the body, or to replace worn-out tissue; also, the reproduction of lost or destroyed parts or organs.
- n. Synonyms See conversion.
- n. See reproduction.
- n. In biology: The reproduction of a whole organism or of a part of an organism from a separated portion of the body of an organism. See the extract.
- n. In forestry, same as reproduction, 6.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. feedback in phase with (augmenting) the input
- n. the activity of spiritual or physical renewal
- n. (biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs
- n. forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting
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