re·​ju·​ve·​nes·​cence | \ ri-ˌjü-və-ˈne-sən(t)s How to pronounce rejuvenescence (audio) , ˌrē- \

Definition of rejuvenescence

: a renewal of youthfulness or vigor : rejuvenation

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from rejuvenescence

rejuvenescent \ ri-​ˌjü-​və-​ˈne-​sᵊnt How to pronounce rejuvenescent (audio) , ˌrē-​ \ adjective

Examples of rejuvenescence in a Sentence

the newly discovered oil deposits have led to a rejuvenescence of the nation's economy

First Known Use of rejuvenescence

circa 1631, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rejuvenescence

Medieval Latin rejuvenescere to become young again, from Latin re- + juvenescere to become young, from juvenis

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rejuvenescence

Time Traveler for rejuvenescence

Time Traveler

The first known use of rejuvenescence was circa 1631

See more words from the same year

Statistics for rejuvenescence

Cite this Entry

“Rejuvenescence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on rejuvenescence

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for rejuvenescence

Comments on rejuvenescence

What made you want to look up rejuvenescence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!