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  1. simple past tense and past participle of regain


regaining (plural regainings)

  1. The act by which something is regained.
    • 1842, The United States Magazine and Democratic Review (page 339)
      We conceive that an alternation of such losings and regainings will continue to be presented in England, until the whole business is set on a new and more stable basis by a revolution which shall not be moral only.
    • 1926, Samuel Kleinberg, Scoliosis: Rotary Lateral Curvature of the Spine (page 194)
      The left knee is placed as far back and as near the median line as possible; the spine is strongly bent to the right. The creeping consists of forward locomotion by a series of reversals and regainings of the position described.