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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For a bit of rest and rejuvenation, head to one of the island’s therapeutic waters and sulphur springs. Kristin Braswell, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Feb. 2023 On Sunday, Xi again emphasized reunification with Taiwan as a crucial part of national rejuvenation. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2022 Finally, lay your head in one of The Leela Palace's 200 rooms, where visitors can choose their preferred pillow type to help promote rest and rejuvenation. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2022 The hotel’s commanding architecture was inspired by traditional Indigenous Longhouses, while its surrounding gardens and hiking trails promote reflection and rejuvenation. Sandra Macgregor, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 Twenty-three designers were given a palette and a theme — rest, reflection, or rejuvenation — as inspiration to make over 18 of the 28 guest rooms, as well as the lobby, bar, and dining room. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2022 In turning in recent years to key theatrical figures of the 20th century — Tennessee Williams, Tadeusz Kantor, Harold Pinter — the Wooster Group has sought rejuvenation for itself and new life for the artist or artwork under investigation. Charles Mcnultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2023 That’s a good thing, because going too long without proper rest and rejuvenation is a recipe for spectacular burnout, which millions of workers are at elevated risk for already. Jane Thier, Fortune, 5 Dec. 2022 Luckily, all signs point toward slowing down and finding time for rest and rejuvenation as the month progresses. Kirah Tabourn, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1746, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rejuvenation was in 1746

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“Rejuvenation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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