- 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 rejuvenation
Will the impacts described above be the peak of the climate crisis, to be followed by a period of recovery and rejuvenation?
Only hope for his daughter and the rest of Generation Hot can deliver us from crisis and into recovery and rejuvenation.
Kate and William's rejuvenation of the British monarchy depends on making us think they are just like us.The Royals' Secret Lives as One Percenters
June 28, 2013
He is just too cool for school in a country desperate for the infectiousness of rejuvenation.Buzz Bissinger: Why I’m Voting for Mitt Romney
October 8, 2012
So who decided to levy an excise tax on the cushy world of rejuvenation and self-improvement?Are These Breasts Deductible?
July 30, 2009
Steinach has not yet tried whether a third rejuvenation is possible.The Goat-gland Transplantation
Sydney B. Flower
Nicodemus appears to have been puzzled; he asked how such a rejuvenation was possible.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
Meanwhile, Miss Ramsbotham had continued upon her course of rejuvenation.Tommy and Co.
Jerome K. Jerome
But no one can tell me that rejuvenation is not against the laws of nature.Black Oxen
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
For the host: rejuvenation of intelligence, vicarious satisfaction.Ulysses
- 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
Word Origin and History for rejuvenation
1834, noun of action from rejuvenate.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper