Regeneration

Definition of Regeneration

Re`gen`er`a´tion   Pronunciation: ~?´sh?n
n.1.The act of regenerating, or the state of being regenerated.
2.(Theol.) 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.
He saved us by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Chost.
- Tit. iii. 5.
3.(Biol.) 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.
4.(Physiol.) 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.

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Fabianism, adoption, amendment, change of allegiance, change of heart, change of mind, circumcision, conversion, copy, duplication, extremism, gradualism, imitation, improvement, meliorism, new birth, new life, palingenesis, palingenesy, progressivism, radical reform, radicalism, re-creation, re-formation, reanimation, rebirth, rebuilding, reclamation, reconstitution, reconstruction, recrudescence, redeemedness, redemption, redesign, redoing, reedition, reestablishment, refashioning, reform, reformation, reformism, refreshment, regeneracy, regenerateness, regenesis, reinstitution, reissue, rejuvenation, rejuvenescence, remaking, renaissance, renascence, renewal, renovation, reorganization, repetition, reprinting, reproduction, reshaping, restoration, restructuring, resurgence, resurrection, resuscitation, revision, revisionism, revival, revivescence, revivescency, revivification, revolution, salvation, second birth, second wind, second youth, spiritual purification, transformation, utopianism
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