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freshen

verb fresh·en \ˈfre-shən\

: to make (something) fresh : to cause (something) to be more pleasant

: to pour more of a usually alcoholic drink into someone's glass

of wind : to become stronger

fresh·enedfresh·en·ing \-sh(ə-)niŋ\

Full Definition of FRESHEN

intransitive verb
1
:  to grow or become fresh: as
a of wind :  to increase in strength
b :  to become fresh in appearance or vitality —usually used with up <freshen up with a shower>
2
of a milk animal :  to begin lactating
transitive verb
:  to make fresh; also :  refresh, revive
fresh·en·er \-sh(ə-)nər\ noun

Examples of FRESHEN

  1. a mint that freshens the breath
  2. Can I freshen your drink?

First Known Use of FRESHEN

1697

Rhymes with FRESHEN

FRESHENED Defined for Kids

freshen

verb fresh·en \ˈfre-shən\
fresh·enedfresh·en·ing

Definition of FRESHEN for Kids

:  to make or become fresh <I took a shower to freshen up.> <Wind freshened the air.>
Medical Dictionary

freshen

transitive verb fresh·en \ˈfresh-ən\
fresh·enedfresh·en·ing \ˈfresh-(ə-)niŋ\

Medical Definition of FRESHEN

of a milk animal :  to begin lactating

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