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juvenescent

[joo-vuh-nes-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. being or becoming youthful; young.
  2. young in appearance.
  3. having the power to make young or youthful: a juvenescent elixir.

Origin of juvenescent

1815–25; < Latin juvenēscent- (stem of juvenēscēns, present participle of juvenēscere to become youthful), equivalent to juven- young (see juvenile) + -ēscent- -escent
Related formsju·ve·nes·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for juvenescence

juvenescence

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

juvenescent

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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