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juvenescent

[joo-vuh-nes-uh nt] /ˌdʒu vəˈnɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
being or becoming youthful; young.
2.
young in appearance.
3.
having the power to make young or youthful:
a juvenescent elixir.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin juvenēscent- (stem of juvenēscēns, present participle of juvenēscere to become youthful), equivalent to juven- young (see juvenile) + -ēscent- -escent
Related forms
juvenescence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for juvenescence

juvenescence

/ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɛsəns/
noun
1.
youth or immaturity
2.
the act or process of growing from childhood to youth
3.
restoration of youth; rejuvenation

juvenescent

/ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɛsənt/
adjective
1.
becoming or being young or youthful
Word Origin
C19: from Latin juvenēscere to grow up, regain strength, from juvenis youthful
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Word Origin and History for juvenescence
n.

1800; see juvenescent + -ence.

juvenescent

adj.

1821, from Latin iuvenescentem (nominative iuvenescens), present participle of iuvenescere "to grow into youth," from iuvenis "young" (see young).

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