rejuvenation

noun
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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In Navajo culture, the loss can be profound because long hair signifies the root of thought, abundance and rejuvenation of life. Washington Post, "New Navajo Nation cancer center cuts patients’ travel time," 27 June 2019 Despite the recent rejuvenation of rivals Young Boys in recent years, Basel are certainly considered one of the elite forces in Swiss football. SI.com, "Eder Balanta: 6 Things to Know About Arsenal's Defensive Transfer Target," 4 June 2019 The notion of youth—the rejuvenation of the cinema—was central to Truffaut’s critical ideas. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "The Truffaut Essays That Clear Up Misguided Notions of Auteurism," 8 June 2019 In his work, Mack creates intricate compositions that echo aspects of movement and the urban grid, while Hudson’s works evoke the topographic — mapping devastation and rejuvenation. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 2018 The film became more than a form of catharsis but actual rejuvenation, the kind people typically receive from exercise, face masks, or a long soak in the tub. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Spending $100 to See A Star Is Born 8 Times Is My Self-Care," 11 Jan. 2019 And that’s not a bad idea for a rejuvenation of Murphy Brown’s show-within-a-show. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The rise, fall, and unlikely return of Murphy Brown, explained," 27 Sep. 2018 And while the association alone may seem icky, many experts consider these young human fibroblast cells the ideal source of growth factors for skin rejuvenation. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "The Truth About Growth Factors in Skin Care and Why They're Controversial," 2 Aug. 2018 At the resort, the legendary Jamaican artist found renewal and rejuvenation before planning his iconic One Love concert, which took place in 1978. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Resort is Jamaica's Best Kept Secret," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of rejuvenation

1746, in the meaning defined above

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