- 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.
- to renew the activity, erosive power, etc., of (a stream) by uplift or by removal of a barrier in the stream bed.
- to impress again the characters of youthful topography on (a region) by the action of rejuvenated streams.
- to undergo rejuvenation; revive.
Origin of rejuvenate
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Examples from the Web for rejuvenated
I had got up early, rejuvenated at last from the sleep deprivation of Greece, and tiptoed downstairs to make a cup of coffee.A Young Chef Travels to Calabria, Italy, and Learns the Old Ways of Cooking
November 28, 2013
Though her skin has rejuvenated, her mind has grown wiser with time.American Dreams, 1923: Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton
March 28, 2013
Remember that Asian guy from Harvard who rejuvenated the New York Knicks and made the entire world go lin-sane?LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Linsanity: A Cheat Sheet on the New NBA Season
October 30, 2012
The guest-room furniture had been moved to her rejuvenated room.Her Father's Daughter
You have rejuvenated the best blood in our veins; it is yours, it circulates only for you.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The goddess was thought to be rejuvenated by the death of the harlots.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
I should surely have felt it, but for the happy meeting which has rejuvenated me.The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
Against that electrified and rejuvenated team, the Army didn't have a chance.Bert Wilson on the Gridiron
J. W. Duffield
- to give new youth, restored vitality, or youthful appearance to
- (usually passive) geography
- to cause (a river) to begin eroding more vigorously to a new lower base level, usually because of uplift of the land
- to cause (a land surface) to develop youthful features
C19: from re- + Latin juvenis young
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Word Origin and History for rejuvenated
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