[ joo-vuh-nes-uh nt ]
/ ˌdʒu vəˈnɛs ənt /
being or becoming youthful; young.
young in appearance.
having the power to make young or youthful: a juvenescent elixir.
Origin of juvenescent
Related formsju·ve·nes·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for juvenescence (1 of 2)
/ (ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɛsəns) /
youth or immaturity
the act or process of growing from childhood to youth
restoration of youth; rejuvenation
British Dictionary definitions for juvenescence (2 of 2)
/ (ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɛsənt) /
becoming or being young or youthful
Word Origin for juvenescent
C19: from Latin juvenēscere to grow up, regain strength, from juvenis youthful
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Word Origin and History for juvenescence (1 of 2)
1821, from Latin iuvenescentem (nominative iuvenescens), present participle of iuvenescere "to grow into youth," from iuvenis "young" (see young).
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