re·​ju·​ve·​na·​tion | \ ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce rejuvenation (audio) , ˌrē- \
plural rejuvenations

Definition of rejuvenation

: 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 rejuvenation— Arthur Vandenberg

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Examples of rejuvenation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His return, though expected, is likely to complicate the governing task of Mr. Arce, Mr. Morales’s former finance minister, who won the presidency on the platform of democratic rejuvenation and moderate economic agenda. New York Times, "Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia to Cheers — and Worries," 9 Nov. 2020 Trillions of dollars in fiscal support from lawmakers and ultra-low interest rates from Federal Reserve policy makers played a big role in its rejuvenation in past months. Vince Golle,, "The Good and the Bad of the U.S. Economy on Eve of Election Day," 2 Nov. 2020 Such ritual ceremonies are vital in the spiritual rejuvenation of the family that celebrate them and by extension the community., "Ceremonial staffs demonstrate connection between people and forebears in Benin culture," 26 Oct. 2020 These include promoting skin cell rejuvenation or turnover, repairing sun damage, slowly correcting pigment changes and addressing superficial wrinkles by boosting collagen. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "11 Best retinol creams and retinol serums for acne and wrinkles," 23 Oct. 2020 Big Ben is playing at a high level, his 105.2 passer rating on track to establish a career high, and the rejuvenation of his elbow coinciding with renaissance seasons from RB James Conner and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Nine NFL teams poised for playoff breakthrough in 2020, including two that haven't gone in more than a decade," 30 Sep. 2020 There should have been excitement and a feeling of rejuvenation. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football had 'exhausting' offseason. Now the real work begins.," 18 Sep. 2020 From year 30 of Amenhotep’s reign, the sculptures made of them together depict both as remarkably youthful, reflecting the miraculous rejuvenation thought to proceed from the jubilee. National Geographic, "King Tut's grandparents were Egypt's royal power couple," 17 Sep. 2020 When it was renovated and reopened in 2012, the theater symbolized Shaw’s rejuvenation, along with new restaurants, luxury housing and an influx of more prosperous residents. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, "Goodbye, ‘Mr. Love’: A beloved barber’s final bow," 6 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of rejuvenation

1746, in the meaning defined above

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“Rejuvenation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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