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rejuvenate

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verb re·ju·ve·nate \ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnāt\

Simple Definition of rejuvenate

  • : to make (someone) feel or look young, healthy, or energetic again

  • : to give new strength or energy to (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rejuvenate

rejuvenated

rejuvenating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make young or youthful again :  give new vigor to b :  to restore to an original or new state <rejuvenate old cars>

  3. 2 a :  to stimulate (a stream) to renewed erosive activity especially by uplift b :  to develop youthful features of topography in

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to cause or undergo rejuvenescence

rejuvenation

play \ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən, ˌrē-\ noun

rejuvenator

play \ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of rejuvenate in a sentence

  1. The spa treatment rejuvenated me.

  2. Each candidate claims to have a plan to rejuvenate the sagging economy.

  3. Her efforts to rejuvenate her career have so far been unsuccessful.



Origin and Etymology of rejuvenate

re- + Latin juvenis young — more at young


First Known Use: 1789

Synonym Discussion of rejuvenate

renew, restore, refresh, renovate, rejuvenate mean to make like new. renew implies a restoration of what had become faded or disintegrated so that it seems like new <efforts to renew the splendor of the old castle>. restore implies a return to an original state after depletion or loss <restored a fine piece of furniture>. refresh implies the supplying of something necessary to restore lost strength, animation, or power <a refreshing drink>. renovate suggests a renewing by cleansing, repairing, or rebuilding <the apartment has been entirely renovated>. rejuvenate suggests the restoration of youthful vigor, powers, or appearance <the change in jobs rejuvenated her spirits>.

Rhymes with rejuvenate

abbreviate, abominate, accelerate, accentuate, accommodate, acculturate, accumulate, adjudicate, adulterate, affiliate, agglomerate, alienate, alleviate, alliterate, amalgamate, ameliorate, amyl nitrate, annihilate, annunciate, anticipate, apostolate, appreciate, appropriate, approximate, arpeggiate, articulate, asphyxiate, assassinate, asseverate, assimilate, associate, at any rate, attenuate, authenticate, barbiturate, bicarbonate, calumniate, capacitate, capitulate, catholicate, certificate, coagulate, coelenterate, collaborate, commemorate, commiserate, communicate, compassionate, concatenate, conciliate, confabulate, confederate, conglomerate, congratulate, consolidate, contaminate, cooperate, coordinate, corroborate, deactivate, debilitate, decapitate, decelerate, decerebrate, deconcentrate, deconsecrate, decorticate, decrepitate, de-escalate, defibrinate, defoliate, degenerate, deliberate, delineate, demodulate, denominate, depopulate, depreciate, deracinate, deregulate, desegregate, desiderate, detoxicate, devaluate, diaconate, dilapidate, discriminate, disintegrate, disseminate, dissimulate, dissociate, domesticate, effectuate, ejaculate, elaborate, electroplate, eliminate, elucidate, emaciate, emancipate, emasculate, encapsulate, enumerate, enunciate, episcopate, equivocate, eradicate, etiolate, evacuate, evaluate, evaporate, eventuate, eviscerate, exacerbate, exaggerate, exasperate, excited state, excogitate, excoriate, exfoliate, exhilarate, exonerate, expatiate, expatriate, expectorate, expostulate, expropriate, extenuate, exterminate, extrapolate, facilitate, felicitate, fish or cut bait, garrison state, gesticulate, habilitate, habituate, hallucinate, humiliate, hydrogenate, hypothecate, illuminate, impersonate, inactivate, inaugurate, incarcerate, incinerate, incorporate, incriminate, indoctrinate, inebriate, infatuate, infuriate, ingratiate, ingurgitate, initiate, inoculate, inseminate, insinuate, instantiate, intercalate, interpolate, interrelate, interrogate, intimidate, intoxicate, invalidate, investigate, invigorate, irradiate, Italianate, Korea Strait, lanceolate, legitimate, luxuriate, mandarinate, manipulate, matriarchate, matriculate, Merthiolate, necessitate, negotiate, noncandidate, obliterate, officiate, Orange Free State, orientate, originate, oxygenate, participate, particulate, patriarchate, patriciate, perambulate, peregrinate, perpetuate, pontificate, precipitate, predestinate, predominate, prefabricate, premeditate, preponderate, prevaricate, procrastinate, prognosticate, proliferate, propitiate, proportionate, quadruplicate, quintuplicate, reciprocate, recriminate, recuperate, redecorate, reduplicate, reeducate, refrigerate, regenerate, regurgitate, reincarnate, reintegrate, reiterate, remunerate, repatriate, repudiate, resuscitate, retaliate, reticulate, revaluate, reverberate, scholasticate, second estate, self-flagellate, self-immolate, self-pollinate, seventy-eight, sextuplicate, Singapore Strait, sophisticate, subordinate, substantiate, syllabicate, tergiversate, transliterate, triangulate, vanity plate, variegate, vaticinate, vituperate, vociferate


Medical Dictionary

rejuvenate

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verb re·ju·ve·nate \ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnāt\

Medical Definition of rejuvenate

rejuvenated

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rejuvenating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to make young or youthful again; specifically :  to restore sexual vigor in (as by hormones or an operation)

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to cause or undergo a renewal of youthfulness

rejuvenation

\ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən, ˌrē-\play noun

rejuvenator

\ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnāt-ər\play noun




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