verb Etymology: Middle English refresshen, from Anglo-French refreschir, from re- + fresch fresh — more at fresh Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to restore strength and animation to ; revive 2. to freshen up ; renovate 3. a. to restore or maintain by renewing supply ; replenish b. arouse, stimulate <
let me refresh your memory
4. to run water over or restore water to 5. to update or renew (as an image, a display screen, or the contents of a computer memory) especially by sending a new signal intransitive verb 1. to become refreshed 2. to take refreshment 3. to lay in fresh provisions Synonyms: see renewrefresh noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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