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rejuvenate

Line breaks: re|ju¦ven|ate
Pronunciation: /rɪˈdʒuːvəneɪt
 
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Definition of rejuvenate in English:

verb

[with object]
1Make (someone or something) look or feel better, younger, or more vital: a bid to rejuvenate the town centre (as adjective rejuvenating) the rejuvenating effects of therapeutic clay
More example sentences
  • The organisation is charged with rejuvenating the centre of town.
  • Mr Monks added that by bringing new residents to the area, local commerce and businesses would benefit and it would help rejuvenate the town centre.
  • A newly refurbished building has been praised for helping to rejuvenate the surrounding town centre.
Synonyms
revive, revitalize, renew, regenerate, restore, breathe new life into, make someone feel young again, revivify, reanimate, resuscitate, refresh, reawaken, rekindle, put new life into, put new heart into, add some zest to, put some spark into, kick-start, uplift;
reorganize, reconstruct, renovate, overhaul, revamp, modernize
informal give a shot in the arm to, pep up, buck up
1.1 (often as adjective rejuvenated) Restore (a river or stream) to a condition characteristic of a younger landscape: a rejuvenated stream
More example sentences
  • Plans to rejuvenate the River Eden could create dozens of new jobs and bring millions of pounds into the local economy, according to a new report.
  • Ultimately, how much of the marshland do you think will be rejuvenated or restored?
  • One example is the Nile, which was rejuvenated when the Mediterranean Sea dried up in the late Miocene.

Origin

early 19th century: from re- 'again' + Latin juvenis 'young' + -ate3, suggested by French rajeunir.

Derivatives

rejuvenation

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Spring is a time of rejuvenation and rebirth, but it also has a darker side - it's the start of pesticide season in Canada.
  • This was the time of the year when the ancient tribes celebrated the resurrection and rejuvenation of nature.
  • A splash of intense green ushers in the season, evoking a sense of hope, renewal and rejuvenation.

rejuvenator

2
noun
Example sentences
  • However, in our overly civilised, 24/7 workday world we just don't seem to have time for these efficient little rejuvenators anymore, but research indicates that we should reclaim them.
  • The healing properties in rose water make this an excellent rejuvenator.
  • Wheatgrass is believed to be a wonderful cleanser and rejuvenator, helping the body detoxify.

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