- being or becoming youthful; young.
- young in appearance.
- having the power to make young or youthful: a juvenescent elixir.
Origin of juvenescent
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Each day at early dawn she shone forth, bright Morning Star, gay with juvenescent hope.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- becoming or being young or youthful
C19: from Latin juvenēscere to grow up, regain strength, from juvenis youthful
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Word Origin and History for juvenescent
1821, from Latin iuvenescentem (nominative iuvenescens), present participle of iuvenescere "to grow into youth," from iuvenis "young" (see young).
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