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See also: régénération



re- +‎ generation


regeneration (countable and uncountable, plural regenerations)

  1. rebuilding or restructuring; large scale repair or renewal.
    The conversion of so many old industrial buildings into living quarters was a major factor in the regeneration.
  2. (theology) spiritual rebirth; the change from a carnal or material life to a pious one
  3. (Christianity) The renewal of the world at the second coming of Christ.
  4. The process by which a water softener flushes out minerals extracted from the water supply.
  5. (role-playing games, fantasy) The ability to rapidly heal substantial physical damage to one's body, or to spontaneously restore hit points.
    • 1995, David Zeb Cook, Jean Rabe, Warren Spector, Dungeon master guide for the AD&D game (page 202)
      The standard ring of regeneration restores one point of damage per turn (and will eventually replace lost limbs or organs).
    • 2003, Bastion Press, E. W. Morton, Out for Blood
      Regeneration does not restore hit points lost from starvation, thirst, or suffocation.


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