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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Goodman, who keeps the names of her industry clientele closely guarded, takes a personalized approach to skin rejuvenation. Elycia Rubin, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Skin Experts Advise How To Repair Sun Damage After Summer Break," 15 Sep. 2019 What started as a facial quickly turned into O-Shots, breast-lifts, butt-lifts, lip augmentations, and, most recently, stretch mark rejuvenation. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "I Tried Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections on My Stretch Marks — Here's What Happened," 23 Apr. 2018 The big-picture questions this team faces — about Trubisky’s growth, about the rejuvenation of the running game, about the defense’s transition under new coordinator Chuck Pagano — won’t get more definitive answers until the season arrives. Dan Wiederer,, "The Bears — with every starter sitting out and Kyle Long left behind — fall short in a preseason loss to the Giants," 17 Aug. 2019 In addition to the ideas of rejuvenation and renewal, the overwhelming feeling is luxury. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "La Prairie's New $655 Cream Contains Ingredients From the Stars," 28 Feb. 2019 The effort occupied us and began the rejuvenation process that comes with seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Swan Lake Fire may have ruined a weekend, but there is relief that it finally happened," 17 July 2019 In ancient China, the moon represented rejuvenation. Eva Botkin-kowacki, The Christian Science Monitor, "Apollo 11 at 50: How the moon landing changed the world," 16 July 2019 No wonder drugstores, the internet and human history are littered with unproven rejuvenation come-ons such as the Fountain of Youth in the 1500s and goat-testicle implants (yikes!) in the Roaring ‘20s. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Can a single pill keep you healthy to 100?," 10 July 2019 Essence is us, by us, for us — rejuvenation in a world filled with rejection. Jeneé Osterheldt,, "Essence Festival is a black woman’s world," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of rejuvenation

1746, in the meaning defined above

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