rejuvenescent

[ri-joo-vuh-nes-uh nt]

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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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.

rejuvenescent

adj.

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

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