Refreshing
Refresh Re*fresh" (r?*fr?sh"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Refreshed} (-fr?sht"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Refreshing}.] [OE. refreshen, refreschen, OF. refreschir (cf. OF. rafraischir, rafreschir, F. rafra?chir); pref. re- re- + fres fresh. F. frais. See {Fresh}, a.] 1. To make fresh again; to restore strength, spirit, animation, or the like, to; to relieve from fatigue or depression; to reinvigorate; to enliven anew; to reanimate; as, sleep refreshes the body and the mind. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Foer they have refreshed my spirit and yours. --1 Cor. xvi. 18. [1913 Webster]

And labor shall refresh itself with hope. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To make as if new; to repair; to restore. [1913 Webster]

The rest refresh the scaly snakes that fol? The shield of Pallas, and renew their gold. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{To refresh the memory}, to quicken or strengthen it, as by a reference, review, memorandum, or suggestion. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To cool; refrigerate; invigorate; revive; reanimate; renovate; renew; restore; recreate; enliven; cheer. [1913 Webster]


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