Physics. a method of cooling a gas, utilizing the rapid expansion of a compressed portion of the gas, before it becomes liquid, to cool the remainder.
Rocketry. the cooling of a reaction engine by circulating around it the liquid propellant prior to its use in the combustion chamber of the engine, the heat energy absorbed by the propellant contributing to the total thrust of the exhaust.
the process of cooling the walls of the combustion chamber of a rocket by circulating the propellant around the chamber before combustion
noun 1. a furnace in which the incoming air is heated by regenerators.
- Regenerative medicine
noun a branch of medicine studying the body’s mechanisms for healing itself regenerative medicine definition A term applied to new medical advances in which an understanding of the human genome allows us to use the body’s own mechanisms to heal it. Expected advances include a host of new pharmaceuticals and, eventually, the ability to create […]
- Regenerative polyp
regenerative polyp re·gen·er·a·tive polyp (rĭ-jěn’ə-rā’tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv) n. A hyperplastic polyp of the gastric mucosa.
noun 1. a person or thing that regenerates. 2. (in a regenerative furnace) a chamber filled with checkerwork that is repeatedly heated by exhaust gases in order to heat air that is passed through it.