Definition of rejuvenate
1a : to make young or youthful again : give new vigor tob : to restore to an original or new state rejuvenate old cars
2a : to stimulate (a stream) to renewed erosive activity especially by upliftb : to develop youthful features of topography in
: to cause or undergo rejuvenescence
rejuvenationplay \ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən, ˌrē-\ noun
rejuvenatorplay \ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnā-tər\ noun
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Examples of rejuvenate in a sentence
The spa treatment rejuvenated me.
Each candidate claims to have a plan to rejuvenate the sagging economy.
Her efforts to rejuvenate her career have so far been unsuccessful.
Did You Know?
Juvenis, Latin for "young", can be seen in a word such as juvenile. Rejuvenation is something that can be carried out on a creaky old house, a clunker of a car, a sluggish career, a weak economy, or a company that's lost its edge, but rejuvenate and rejuvenation are probably used most often for talking about our physical selves. Ads for lotions promise skin rejuvenation; diet-book covers show rejuvenated (or maybe just young) models bursting with health. We still seem to be searching for that "Fuente de la Juventud" that Juan Ponce de León failed to discover five hundred years ago.
Origin and Etymology of rejuvenate
re- + Latin juvenis young — more at young
First Known Use: 1742
Synonym Discussion of rejuvenate
REJUVENATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rejuvenate for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) feel or look young, healthy, or energetic again
: to give new strength or energy to (something)
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
rejuvenation\ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən, ˌrē-\play noun
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