Word of the Day

: January 1, 2022


verb rih-JOO-vuh-nayt

What It Means

Rejuvenate means "to make young or youthful again" or "to give new strength or energy to."

// The hotel package includes a day at the spa to rejuvenate guests.

// Small businesses opening along the main street have rejuvenated the downtown area.

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rejuvenate in Context

"This year's playoff run was an unexpected gift. Fenway Park was rejuvenated with a level of energy we haven't felt in years. The Sox eliminated the Yankees and Rays before falling two wins short of a World Series appearance. The end was disappointing, but the ride was exhilarating." — Tom Caron, The Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine), 22 Nov. 2021

Did You Know?

Rejuvenate originated as a combination of the prefix re-, which means "again," with the Latin parent of juvenile and juniorjuvenis, meaning "young." Rejuvenate literally means "to make young again" and can imply a restoration of physical or mental strength or a return to a more youthful, healthy condition. Things that are timeworn can also be rejuvenated.


What word begins with "e" and is the name for a substance held to be capable of prolonging life indefinitely?



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