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’
early years, early life, young days, teens, teenage years, adolescence, young adulthood, boyhood, girlhood, childhoodView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘I believe that the happiest individuals are those who have reclaimed their juvenescence, or the power to grow young.’
Early 19th century: from Latin juvenescent- ‘reaching the age of youth’, from the verb juvenescere, from juvenis ‘young’.
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