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.
- 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.
verb (used without object), re·ju·ve·nat·ed, re·ju·ve·nat·ing.
to undergo rejuvenation; revive.
Origin of rejuvenate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for rejuvenativefascinating, bracing, lively, exhilarating, refreshing, uplifting, interesting, quickening, vitalizing, brisk, charged, aesthetic, fresh, healthful, high, restorative, salubrious, tonic, exhilarative, hyper
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
Word Origin for rejuvenate
C19: from re- + Latin juvenis young
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper