One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The state or period of being young.‘the characters she is reconstructing spring from her own juvenescence’figurative ‘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.’
- ‘Gyllenhaals juvenescence is the magic that makes even Graysmiths most mundane actions sparkle.’
- ‘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.’
Early 19th century: from Latin juvenescent- ‘reaching the age of youth’, from the verb juvenescere, from juvenis ‘young’.
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