[ ri-joo-vuh-neyt ]
/ rɪˈdʒu vəˌneɪt /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM rejuvenate
re·ju·ve·na·tion [ri-joo-vuh-ney-shuhn] /rɪˌdʒu vəˈneɪ ʃən/ nounre·ju·ve·na·tive, adjectivere·ju·ve·na·tor, nounun·re·ju·ve·nat·ed, adjective
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How to use rejuvenate in a sentence
He is younger and handsomer than he was two years since, for happiness is a wonderful rejuvenator.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
In other words, it is the bringer of good luck, the rejuvenator of mankind, the giver of immortality.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith
Nitrate of soda seems to be a great rejuvenator in orchards laid down to grass.The Cherries of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Then air-rejuvenator apparatus reseparated it from the carbon-dioxide you exhaled, so that you could use it over and over.Comet's Burial|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Let me say, by way of comment, that a few hours' rest is a powerful rejuvenator.A Pirate of Parts|Richard Neville
British Dictionary definitions for rejuvenate
/ (rɪˈdʒuːvɪˌneɪt) /
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
Derived forms of rejuvenaterejuvenation, nounrejuvenator, noun
Word Origin for rejuvenate
C19: from re- + Latin juvenis young
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