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rejuvenate

[ri-joo-vuh-neyt] /rɪˈdʒu vəˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), rejuvenated, rejuvenating.
1.
to make young again; restore to youthful vigor, appearance, etc.:
That vacation has certainly rejuvenated him.
2.
to restore to a former state; make fresh or new again:
to rejuvenate an old sofa.
3.
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.
4.
to undergo rejuvenation; revive.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; re- + Latin juven(is) young + -ate1
Related forms
rejuvenation, noun
rejuvenative, adjective
rejuvenator, noun
unrejuvenated, adjective
unrejuvenating, adjective
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Examples for rejuvenation
  • But it was also a time of tremendous change and rejuvenation.
  • That's what winning does-it promotes cellular rejuvenation.
  • Bone marrow plays an important role in the immune system and in bodily rejuvenation.
  • Bone marrow plays an important role in the immune system, and also in bodily rejuvenation.
  • Guests at this day spa focus on relaxation and rejuvenation techniques that restore the mind, body and soul.
  • The menu offers holistic treatments whose focus is to promote health and rejuvenation.
  • The on-site spa provides rejuvenation, and the fitness center and indoor swimming pool offer a relaxing way to stay fit.
British Dictionary definitions for rejuvenation

rejuvenate

/rɪˈdʒuːvɪˌneɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to give new youth, restored vitality, or youthful appearance to
2.
(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 rejuvenation
n.

1834, noun of action from rejuvenate.

rejuvenate

v.

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

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