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rejuvenescent

[ri-joo-vuh-nes-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. becoming young again.
  2. making young again; rejuvenating.

Origin of rejuvenescent

1755–65; < Medieval Latin rejuvenēsc(ere) to become young again (Latin re- re- + juven(is) young + -ēsc- inceptive suffix + -ere infinitive suffix) + -ent
Related formsre·ju·ve·nes·cence, noun
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Examples from the Web for rejuvenescent

Historical Examples

  • We are right, then, in greeting the rejuvenescent summer with devout faith and hope.

    Through Nature to God

    John Fiske

  • He found Caracalla in an altered mood, rejuvenescent and in the highest spirits.

  • It's the peculiarity of English conservatism that it's persistently progressive and rejuvenescent.

    The New Machiavelli

    Herbert George Wells

  • In thought he endowed the rejuvenescent Ottoman Empire with the energies of a thousand years.


Word Origin and History for rejuvenescent

adj.

1763, from Medieval Latin rejuvenescentem (nominative rejuvenescens), present participle of rejuvenescere (see rejuvenescence).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper