Definitions of regeneration

  1. forming again ( especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting
  2. ( biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs
  3. the activity of spiritual or physical renewal
  4. The act of regenerating, or the state of being regenerated.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The union of parts which have been severed, so that they become anatomically perfect; as, the regeneration of a nerve.
  8. 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.
  9. The act of renewing or reforming; the state of being renewed or reformed; in theology, the new birth of spiritual life; in biology, the forming of new tissue to supply that which has been lost.
  10. Act of regenerating: state of being regenerated: ( theol.) new birth: the change from a carnal to a Christian life.
  11. A renewing; the new birth.
  12. Regenerative.
  13. Regenerationly.
  14. In Christian theol., that change of nature produced in the heart of man through the working of the Holy Spirit, significantly called " a being born again," which enables him to walk " in newness of life"; in phys., the renewal of a portion of lost or removed tissue.
  15. The renewal of a portion of the body which has been lost.

Usage examples for regeneration

  1. By that virtue and good management which the envious call luck, she had now money, Cosimo's money, to devote to the regeneration of the world. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  2. Thus began the regeneration of Milton Zwiebel, for he soon perceived that to Miss Clara Levy a box of candy was not nearly so acceptable a token of his esteem as was a cheerful dusting of the sample stock. – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  3. He does not believe that the reformation of society can bring this beauty, this divine order, among men without the regeneration of the hearts of men. – Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats
  4. Have you no idea of repentance and regeneration from sin? – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green
  5. But while such were the calamities which Catholicism was maturing, the eloquent writings of Voltaire, of Rousseau, and other liberal authors were awakening a spirit of inquiry in the public mind, and preparing the way for political regeneration. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  6. I say seemingly insignificant because a little dog seems such a small and unlikely thing to act the leading part in a criminal's judgment and suggested regeneration- and yet all lovers of animals know what such a tie of affection may mean, especially to one who has no human friends- and even while it works, the victim of Nemesis as the author says " is wholly unconscious of the irony of the situation." – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  7. The distinction of which we speak is between repentance or conversion on the one side, and regeneration or a new life on the other side. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  8. As a mere design of man, intended for the regeneration of humanity and the new creation of an abnormal order of things, it cannot possibly succeed, because it is opposed to the nature of men, among whom as a whole there can be no perfect unity of external government and internal organization, owing to the infinite variety of which we spoke at the beginning, which is as strong in human beings as elsewhere. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  9. Like many others, the first gleam of political regeneration led him into a system, which drove him out of France, to implore the shelter of a foreign asylum, that he might not fall a victim to his own credulity. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  10. For they all are names for the Mount of Regeneration, the mount or " holy hill" of the Lord, within the man, to be on which is to be in the Spirit. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  11. Signed and sealed in the blood of Lotys, they had responded to the magnetism of her name with the prompt obedience of waves rising to the influence of the moon,- and Sergius, full of a thousand wild schemes for the regeneration of the People, was more happy to know them as subjects to her power, than as adherents to his own cause. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  12. And we realize that in order to change ourselves, an actual regeneration of the will is necessary. – The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  13. It is the regeneration of the individual. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  14. He gave keen attention to the physical states of an insane friend, who was full of the Regeneration of Mankind, and entered his observations in his note- book. – Maxim Gorki by Hans Ostwald
  15. The schemes for the world's regeneration evaporated in a tumult of voices. – Crotchet-Castle by Peacock, Thomas Love
  16. This mortification then of sin, as to its reigning power, is completed in the first act of conversion and regeneration. – Christian Sects in the Nineteenth Century by Caroline Frances Cornwallis
  17. Gabriel had met with his new religion, and he gave himself over to it entirely, dreaming of the regeneration of humanity through its stomach. – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez