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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Foer  they  have  refreshed  my  spirit  and  yours  --1 
  Cor.  xvi.  18. 
 
  And  labor  shall  refresh  itself  with  hope.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  make  as  if  new  to  repair;  to  restore. 
 
  The  rest  refresh  the  scaly  snakes  that  fol?  The 
  shield  of  Pallas,  and  renew  their  gold.  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  refresh  the  memory},  to  quicken  or  strengthen  it  as  by  a 
  reference,  review,  memorandum,  or  suggestion. 
 
  Syn:  To  cool;  refrigerate;  invigorate;  revive;  reanimate; 
  renovate;  renew;  restore;  recreate;  enliven;  cheer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Refreshing  \Re*fresh"ing\,  a. 
  Reviving;  reanimating.  --  {Re*fresh"ing*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Re*fresh"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  refreshing 
  adj  1:  imparting  vitality  and  energy;  "the  bracing  mountain  air" 
  [syn:  {bracing},  {brisk},  {energizing},  {fresh},  {refreshful}, 
  {tonic}] 
  2:  pleasantly  novel  or  different;  "common  sense  of  a  most 
  refreshing  sort"  [syn:  {novel}] 




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