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renewal

[ri-noo-uh l, -nyoo-] /rɪˈnu əl, -ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
the act of renewing.
2.
the state of being renewed.
3.
an instance of this.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; renew + -al2
Related forms
nonrenewal, noun
self-renewal, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-renewal

renewal

/rɪˈnjuːəl/
noun
1.
the act of renewing or state of being renewed
2.
something that is renewed
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Word Origin and History for self-renewal

renewal

n.

1680s, from renew + -al (2). Specific meaning "urban redevelopment" is from 1965, American English. Earlier noun was simply renew (early 15c.).

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