- To rejuvenate is to restore, or to make someone or something look younger or fresher.
When you get a face lift, this is an example of a time when you rejuvenate your appearance.
- to make feel or seem young again; bring back to youthful strength, appearance, etc.
- to make seem new or fresh again
- to increase the grade and speed of flow of (a stream), usually by uplift of the surrounding land
- to give youthful land forms to (a region), as steep slopes
Origin: from re- plush Classical Latin juvenis, young plush -ate
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transitive verb re·ju·ve·nat·ed, re·ju·ve·nat·ing, re·ju·ve·nates
- To restore to youthful vigor or appearance; make young again.
- To restore to an original or new condition: rejuvenate an old sofa.
- a. To stimulate (a stream) to renewed erosive activity, as by uplift of the land.b. To develop youthful topographic features in (a previously leveled area).
Origin: re- + Latin iuvenis, young; see yeu- in Indo-European roots + -ate1.
- re·juˌve·naˈtion noun
- re·juˈve·naˌtor noun