re·​ju·​ve·​na·​tion ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce rejuvenation (audio)
plural rejuvenations
: the action of rejuvenating or the state of being rejuvenated : restoration of youthful vigor
I remind myself that it is hope for rejuvenation of body and spirit after the rigors of the holidays that has brought me to the brink …Jeff Phillips
Europeans insist that their nations are not "immigration" countries, as is the United States, which by … tradition views immigrants as a source of cultural richness and economic rejuvenation.Judith Miller
rejuvenation of streams
… formed his ideas and planned his schemes for the rejuvenation of the drama …Arnold Bennett
… poured half a billion dollars into Italy's post-war rejuvenationArthur Vandenberg

Examples of rejuvenation in a Sentence

Hollywood was seeing the rejuvenation of kung fu movies
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Word History

First Known Use

1746, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rejuvenation was in 1746

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“Rejuvenation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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