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Becoming young or youthful.
[Latin iuvenēscēns, iuvenēscent-, present participle of iuvenēscere, to reach the age of youth, from iuvenis, young; see juvenile.]
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becoming or being young or youthful
[C19: from Latin juvenēscere to grow up, regain strength, from juvenis youthful]
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ju•ve•nes•cent(ˌdʒu vəˈnɛs ənt)
1. being or becoming youthful; young.
2. having the power to make young or youthful.
[1815–25; < Latin juvenēscent-, s. of juvenēscēns, present participle of juvenēscere to become youthful, derivative of juvenis young; see -escent]
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