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  • n. One who, or that which, regenerates.
  • n. A device used in connection with hot-air engines, gas-burning furnaces, etc., in which the incoming air or gas is heated by being brought into contact with masses of iron, brick, etc., which have been previously heated by the outgoing, or escaping, hot air or gas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, regenerates.
  • n. A device used in connection with hot-air engines, gas-burning furnaces, etc., in which the incoming air or gas is heated by being brought into contact with masses of iron, brick, etc., which have been previously heated by the outgoing, or escaping, hot air or gas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ono who regenerates.
  • n. In metallurgy, a chamber filled with a checker-work of fire-bricks; that part of a regenerative furnace in which the waste heat of the gases escaping from the hearth is, by reversal of the draft at suitable intervals, alternately stored up and given out to the gas and air entering the furnace.
  • n. A lamp which generates formaldehyde by the oxidation of methyl alcohol.

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Examples

  • It is certain, however, that so-called regenerator furnaces of various forms have, from time to time, been brought into use at gas works for the purpose in question both on the

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883

  • Wilson's Hair Dressing," a hair "regenerator," which claimed to restore graying hair to its original color and was sold in smart green glass bottles that were advertised widely in newspapers throughout New England, New York and New Jersey, including the New York Times.

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Harriet Wilson's Sunday School

  • But without the cellular regenerator and biobed systems—

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • Alyssa prepared a hypo of suitable compounds—anticoagulants and painkillers—but knew that there was no chance of putting his spleen, or other damaged internal organs, back together without the cellular regenerator array above the biobed.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • Scotty sat on a biobed in sickbay, while a nurse adjusted the cellular regenerator over his head, and Alyssa Ogawa read through the results of his latest tests.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • She had attached another neurogenic patch to the back of his hand and the Romulan doctor had allowed her to give him a much belated cellular regenerator treatment.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • It will only take a moment to treat with a dermal regenerator.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • The sun is the most powerful cleanser and regenerator of all life on earth -- yes, including human life.

    Natalia Rose: From Sunscreen to Sunshine

  • McCoy moved to the table, reaching for the bone regenerator.

    Starfleet Academy: The Edge

  • That man in the Day-Glo hard hat wolf-whistling is now an urban regenerator and the tempting cleft peeping from his waistband announces his urban regenerator's bum.

    Archive 2008-03-01

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  • "This engine also features a regenerator, illustrated by the chamber containing the green hatch lines. The regenerator is constructed of material that readily conducts heat and has a high surface area (a mesh of closely spaced thin metal plates for example). When hot gas is transferred to the cool cylinder, it is first driven through the regenerator, where a portion of the heat is deposited. When the cool gas is transferred back, this heat is reclaimed; thus the regenerator 'pre heats' and 'pre cools' the working gas, dramatically improving efficiency."
    - Matt Keveney, 'Two Cylinder Stirling Engine'.

    November 23, 2008