1 [transitive] formal
to make something develop and grow strong again:
efforts to regenerate the US economy
The Marshall Plan sought to regenerate the shattered Europe of 1947.
2 [intransitive and transitive] technical
to grow again, or make something grow again:
Small nodules form as the liver cells regenerate.
a regenerative process
—regeneration noun [uncountable]
a new strategy for urban regeneration