from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To restore to youthful vigor or appearance; make young again.
- transitive v. To restore to an original or new condition: rejuvenate an old sofa.
- transitive v. To stimulate (a stream) to renewed erosive activity, as by uplift of the land.
- transitive v. To develop youthful topographic features in (a previously leveled area).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To render young again.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To render young again.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To restore the appearance, powers, or feelings of youth to; make as if young again; renew; refresh.
- Of a stream, to increase its gradient, and with this, its velocity and erosive power, so that its effectiveness and apparent youth are renewed. This result is produced by the uplifting of a region which has been notably reduced by the erosion of the streams which continue to occupy it.
- Of a region, to again impress the characters of youthful topography upon (it) when it is well advanced in its erosion cycle. This effect is dependent upon rejuvenation of the streams.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. return to life; get or give new life or energy
- v. become young again
- v. cause (a stream or river) to erode, as by an uplift of the land
- v. develop youthful topographical features
- v. make younger or more youthful
re- + Latin iuvenis, young; see yeu- in Indo-European roots + -ate1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From re- ("again") + Latin iuvenis ("young"). (Wiktionary)