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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Definitions for juvenescent

  1. being or becoming youthful; young.
  2. young in appearance.
  3. having the power to make young or youthful: a juvenescent elixir.

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Citations for juvenescent
The thought of spring, when it did come, gave to Miss Freeling the same sort of halcyon, salutatory, juvenescent feeling that Richard had, and this made them seem like old friends. Sylvester Judd, Richard Edney and the Governor's Family, 1850
The vampire is literally an insatiable consumer driven by a hunger for perpetual youth, while the cyborg has incorporated the machineries of consumption into its juvenescent flesh. Robert Latham, Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption, 2002
Origin of juvenescent
1815-1825
Juvenescent is related to the word juvenile. It is from the Latin present participle of juvenēscere which meant "to become youthful."