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bracing

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adjective brac·ing \ˈbrā-siŋ\

Simple Definition of bracing

  • : pleasantly cool or cold

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bracing

  1. :  giving strength, vigor, or freshness <a bracing breeze>

bracingly adverb


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