rejuvenate

[ ri-joo-vuh-neyt ]
/ rɪˈdʒu vəˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), re·ju·ve·nat·ed, re·ju·ve·nat·ing.

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.
  1. to renew the activity, erosive power, etc., of (a stream) by uplift or by removal of a barrier in the stream bed.
  2. to impress again the characters of youthful topography on (a region) by the action of rejuvenated streams.

verb (used without object), re·ju·ve·nat·ed, re·ju·ve·nat·ing.

to undergo rejuvenation; revive.

Nearby words

  1. rejoice,
  2. rejoice in,
  3. rejoicing,
  4. rejoin,
  5. rejoinder,
  6. rejuvenation,
  7. rejuvenesce,
  8. rejuvenescence,
  9. rejuvenescent,
  10. rejuvenize

Origin of rejuvenate

1800–10; re- + Latin juven(is) young + -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for rejuvenation

rejuvenate

/ (rɪˈdʒuːvɪˌneɪt) /

verb (tr)

to give new youth, restored vitality, or youthful appearance to
(usually passive) geography
  1. to cause (a river) to begin eroding more vigorously to a new lower base level, usually because of uplift of the land
  2. to cause (a land surface) to develop youthful features
Derived Formsrejuvenation, nounrejuvenator, noun

Word Origin for rejuvenate

C19: from re- + Latin juvenis young

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