juvenescence

noun

ju·​ve·​nes·​cence ˌjü-və-ˈne-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce juvenescence (audio)
: the state of being youthful or of growing young
juvenescent adjective

Examples of juvenescence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And did so with a bounding juvenescence. Brad Leithauser, WSJ, 12 Aug. 2022 The juvenescence of their relationship — confined mostly to texting — makes each interaction fraught with the danger of a fatal misstep. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of juvenescence was in 1800

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“Juvenescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juvenescence. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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