- 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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Related Wordsrestore, regenerate, reinvigorate, refresh, renovate, renew, revitalize, reconstruct, modernize, do, revivify, update, refurbish, reanimate, reclaim, exhilarate, recondition, spruce, recover, restitute
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Admittedly it would be called a stunt, but Obama needs something dramatic to rejuvenate his leadership.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?
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Transplanting RPE cells grown from stem cells might rejuvenate the eye's rods and cones, restoring lost vision.Saving Sight, Testing Faith
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So, he really wants to do what is both right and essential: First and foremost, rejuvenate the country and the economy.Obama's Conflict: More Jobs or More War
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But Reihan Salam says such getaways don't just rejuvenate the president—they remind us he's human.Give Him His Well-Deserved Break
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But a young wife will rejuvenate him and keep him young, won't she?The Tyranny of Weakness
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"It certainly would not rejuvenate her," said Henri, finishing the sentence.Zibeline, Complete
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And maybe we could get Jeery Wade and his wife to rejuvenate and go with us.The Trap
They just live so long, and then they rejuvenate, they begin all over.
"They want to rejuvenate me," said McIlvaine, with a certain shy pleasure.
- 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 rejuvenate
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