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juvenescence

Line breaks: ju¦ven|es¦cence
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒuːvəˈnɛs(ə)ns
 
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Definition of juvenescence in English:

noun

[mass noun] formal
The state or period of being young: figurative in the juvenescence of the year
More example sentences
  • A silhouette portrait of Talbot as a boy of seven, drawn in 1807 by an unknown hand, opens this monumental book about the birth and juvenescence of a medium.
  • I believe that the happiest individuals are those who have reclaimed their juvenescence, or the power to grow young.
  • Gyllenhaal’s juvenescence is the magic that makes even Graysmith’s most mundane actions sparkle.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin juvenescent- 'reaching the age of youth', from the verb juvenescere, from juvenis 'young'.

Derivatives

juvenescent

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Such juvenescent films form when the evaporation of water is prevented and that of a minor but highly surface-active component is favored.
  • Both juvenescent and senescent fish have functional ovotestes.

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