rejuvenate

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verb re·ju·ve·nate \ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnāt\

Definition of rejuvenate

rejuvenated

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rejuvenating

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

  3. 2a :  to stimulate (a stream) to renewed erosive activity especially by upliftb :  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

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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.

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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

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

REJUVENATE Defined for English Language Learners

rejuvenate

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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 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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