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The state or period of being young.figurative ‘in the juvenescence of the year’
early years, early life, young days, teens, teenage years, adolescence, young adulthood, boyhood, girlhood, childhoodView synonyms
- ‘I believe that the happiest individuals are those who have reclaimed their juvenescence, or the power to grow young.’
- ‘A silhouette portrait of Talbot as a boy of seven, drawn in 1807 by an unknown hand, opens this monumental book about the birth and juvenescence of a medium.’
- ‘Gyllenhaals juvenescence is the magic that makes even Graysmiths most mundane actions sparkle.’
Early 19th century: from Latin juvenescent- ‘reaching the age of youth’, from the verb juvenescere, from juvenis ‘young’.
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