Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Becoming young or youthful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Becoming young; growing young in appearance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Growing or becoming young.

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  • adjective Becoming juvenile or young.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin iuvenēscēns, iuvenēscent-, present participle of iuvenēscere, to reach the age of youth, from iuvenis, young; see juvenile.]

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From Latin juvenescens, present participle of juvenesco

Examples

  • Organizers had crowed happily as they gazed upon the sea of young faces, but could offer the juvenescent crowd only well-intentioned but sad displays of paleofeminism.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • Organizers had crowed happily as they gazed upon the sea of young faces, but could offer the juvenescent crowd only well-intentioned but sad displays of paleofeminism.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • Organizers had crowed happily as they gazed upon the sea of young faces, but could offer the juvenescent crowd only well-intentioned but sad displays of paleofeminism.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • Organizers had crowed happily as they gazed upon the sea of young faces, but could offer the juvenescent crowd only well-intentioned but sad displays of paleofeminism.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • Jails are to house violent criminals, those that might harm our citizens, not juvenescent behavior.

    Deters Is Right (For A Change)

  • Judge Stockdale must interpret the laws regarding the charges against Mr. Gall, he must find Mr. Gall a harmless brute, not a criminal, criminals go to jail, harmless juvenescent behavior is punished by community service.

    Deters Is Right (For A Change)

  • Jails are to house violent criminals, those that might harm our citizens, not juvenescent behavior.

    Deters Is Right (For A Change)

  • The _Thuja occidentalis_ [39] in the juvenescent and adult form, offers an example where morphological and chemical differences go hand in hand.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887

  • She liked young people, too, and contrived to let them know it, to the end that her dances, while formal, were gay rather than "stodgy," juvenescent rather than patriarchal.

    Madcap

  • And the young priest was deeply touched, for this was love, absolute love in its sudden omnipotence, true love, eternal and juvenescent, in which ambition and calculation played no part.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

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  • Becoming young.

    May 16, 2008

  • "In the juvescence of the year/Came Christ the tiger" from Gerontion by TS Eliot

    May 16, 2008