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rejuvenate

verb re·ju·ve·nate \ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnāt\

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

: to give new strength or energy to (something)

re·ju·ve·nat·edre·ju·ve·nat·ing

Full Definition of REJUVENATE

transitive verb
1
a :  to make young or youthful again :  give new vigor to
b :  to restore to an original or new state <rejuvenate old cars>
2
a :  to stimulate (a stream) to renewed erosive activity especially by uplift
b :  to develop youthful features of topography in
intransitive verb
:  to cause or undergo rejuvenescence
re·ju·ve·na·tion \ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən, ˌrē-\ noun
re·ju·ve·na·tor \ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of REJUVENATE

  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 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

verb re·ju·ve·nate \ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnāt\
re·ju·ve·nat·edre·ju·ve·nat·ing

Medical Definition of REJUVENATE

transitive verb
:  to make young or youthful again; specifically :  to restore sexual vigor in (as by hormones or an operation)
intransitive verb
:  to cause or undergo a renewal of youthfulness
re·ju·ve·na·tion \ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən, ˌrē-\ noun
re·ju·ve·na·tor \ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnāt-ər\ noun

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