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Rejuvenation: backward or forward?


rejuvenate +‎ -ion, cf. Latin reiuvenatiō.


rejuvenation (countable and uncountable, plural rejuvenations)

  1. The process of rendering young again.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 204:
      Utnapishtim hears his wife's plea and tells Gilgamesh where he can find a miraculous plant of invigoration and rejuvenation.
  2. The process of producing beneficial changes.
    the rejuvenation of the city center
    • 2020 July 29, Dr Joseph Brennan, “Railways that reach out over the waves”, in Rail, page 51:
      The 1987 book British Piers was written at a time when Britain's seaside resorts were perhaps at their lowest ebb, with a groundswell of support for rejuvenation and conservation just beginning.

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