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rejuvenescent

[ri-joo-vuh-nes-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. becoming young again.
  2. making young again; rejuvenating.
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Origin of rejuvenescent

1755–65; < Medieval Latin rejuvenēsc(ere) to become young again (Latin re- re- + juven(is) young + -ēsc- inceptive suffix + -ere infinitive suffix) + -ent
Related formsre·ju·ve·nes·cence, noun
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Examples from the Web for rejuvenescence

Historical Examples

  • Rejuvenescence: a renewal of youth; bringing back to a condition of youth.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • It is the period of the rejuvenescence of Jewish literature.

  • We may see in war the preliminary process of rejuvenescence.

  • She does not pray for a Medea to thrust her into a cauldron of rejuvenescence.

    American Sketches

    Charles Whibley

  • After that rejuvenescence she had never cast a thought to loving any man again.

    Black Oxen

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton


Word Origin and History for rejuvenescence

n.

"renewal of youth," 1630s, from Latin rejuvenescere, from re- "again" (see re-) + juvenescere "become young," from juvenis "young" (see young (adj.)) + -ence.

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rejuvenescent

adj.

1763, from Medieval Latin rejuvenescentem (nominative rejuvenescens), present participle of rejuvenescere (see rejuvenescence).

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