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

  • transitive verb To restore to youthful vigor or appearance; make young again.
  • transitive verb To restore to an original or new condition.
  • transitive verb To stimulate (a stream) to renewed erosive activity, as by uplift of the land.
  • transitive verb To develop youthful topographic features in (a previously leveled area).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • To restore the appearance, powers, or feelings of youth to; make as if young again; renew; refresh.

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

  • transitive verb To render young again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To render young again.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb return to life; get or give new life or energy
  • verb become young again
  • verb cause (a stream or river) to erode, as by an uplift of the land
  • verb develop youthful topographical features
  • verb make younger or more youthful

Etymologies

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

[re– + Latin iuvenis, young; see yeu- in Indo-European roots + –ate.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From re- ("again") + Latin iuvenis ("young").

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