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[ri-joo-vuh-neyt] /rɪˈdʒu vəˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), rejuvenated, rejuvenating.
to make young again; restore to youthful vigor, appearance, etc.:
That vacation has certainly rejuvenated him.
to restore to a former state; make fresh or new again:
to rejuvenate an old sofa.
Physical Geography.
  1. to renew the activity, erosive power, etc., of (a stream) by uplift or by removal of a barrier in the stream bed.
  2. to impress again the characters of youthful topography on (a region) by the action of rejuvenated streams.
verb (used without object), rejuvenated, rejuvenating.
to undergo rejuvenation; revive.
Origin of rejuvenate
1800-10; re- + Latin juven(is) young + -ate1
Related forms
rejuvenation, noun
rejuvenative, adjective
rejuvenator, noun
unrejuvenated, adjective
unrejuvenating, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for rejuvenated
  • Even the mightiest telescopes grow old, and unless rejuvenated by new technology, they may end up as mothballed museum pieces.
  • Over time, the new cells will replace your old ones, resulting in a rejuvenated heart.
  • Old, straggling plants can be rejuvenated by cutting close to the ground.
  • They even rejuvenated the immune system of a cow with a teaspoon of stem cells.
  • She is one of a new wave of developmental biologists who have rejuvenated the sluggish field of ageing research.
  • Life has thrived since the planet rejuvenated itself after the fifth extinction.
  • IT could have been a tumbledown shack they rejuvenated.
  • Its impulse does not come from a coherent, rejuvenated left.
  • After all, he really rejuvenated the media during his tenure.
  • And for once there was not an unbridgeable gulf between the two rejuvenated couture houses.
British Dictionary definitions for rejuvenated


verb (transitive)
to give new youth, restored vitality, or youthful appearance to
(usually passive) (geography)
  1. to cause (a river) to begin eroding more vigorously to a new lower base level, usually because of uplift of the land
  2. to cause (a land surface) to develop youthful features
Derived Forms
rejuvenation, noun
rejuvenator, noun
Word Origin
C19: from re- + Latin juvenis young
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Word Origin and History for rejuvenated



1807, irregular formation from re- "again" + Latin juvenis (see young (adj.)) + -ate (2). Related: Rejuvenated; rejuvenating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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