re·​ju·​ve·​na·​tion | \ ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən , 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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Kick start that next-level rejuvenation with an O2 treatment at the St. Regis spa or the slope-side Jacuzzi at Little Nell, then continue by sipping 40-year-old ports by the fire in Hotel Jerome's Living Room. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "RIMOWA's New Pop-Up Is One More Reason to Visit Aspen This Winter," 20 Dec. 2018 This week's best beauty Instagrams were all about rejuvenation in its endless myriad forms. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Candice Swanepoel Gets Supermodel Beach Waves—and More of the Week's Best Beauty Instagrams," 22 July 2018 The vaginal rejuvenation category in particular has experienced major disruption. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Vaginal Rejuvenation Is the Latest Cosmetic Trend to Hit Hollywood," 12 July 2018 According to the New York Times, the FDA also sent warning letters to manufacturers of devices like the MonaLisa Touch and Femilift telling them to stop promoting the lasers as a tool for vaginal rejuvenation. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Vaginal Tightening and Rejuvenating Devices Can Be Dangerous, the FDA Warns," 31 July 2018 This Fashion Week, Michael Kors embraced the rejuvenation of the South Street Seaport, first with his Spring 2019 show at Pier 17 and then with a glamorous dinner at 10 Corso Como. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and More Celebrate Michael Kors at 10 Corso Como," 13 Sep. 2018 The other mechanism, which, again has been studied in animal research, is that cells and tissues may enter a phase of rest, renewal, and rejuvenation. SELF, "What You Need to Know Before Trying Intermittent Fasting," 7 Nov. 2018 The tech boom fits perfectly into Beijing’s grand narrative of a national rejuvenation. New York Times, "ZTE’s Near-Collapse May Be China’s Sputnik Moment," 10 June 2018 Last month, Jada Pinkett Smith went public with her experience getting the lasic vaginal rejuvenation at the Vitality Institute of Agoura in Los Angeles. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Vaginal Rejuvenation Is the Latest Cosmetic Trend to Hit Hollywood," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of rejuvenation

1746, in the meaning defined above

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