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rejuvenate

Syllabification: re·ju·ve·nate
Pronunciation: /rəˈjo͞ovəˌnāt
 
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Definition of rejuvenate in English:

verb

[with object]
1Make (someone or something) look or feel younger, fresher, or more lively: a bid to rejuvenate the town center (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, regenerate, breathe new life into, revivify, re-energize, reanimate, resuscitate, refresh, reawaken, put new life into
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.
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: /riˌjo͞ovəˈnāSHən/
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
Pronunciation: /-ˌnātər/
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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