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freshen

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verb fresh·en \ˈfre-shən\

Simple Definition of freshen

  • : 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

Full Definition of freshen

fresh·enedfresh·en·ing play \-sh(ə-)niŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 of a milk animal :  to begin lactating

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to make fresh; also :  refresh, revive

fresh·en·er play \-sh(ə-)nər\ noun

Examples of freshen

  1. a mint that freshens the breath

  2. Can I freshen your drink?



1697

First Known Use of freshen

1697

Rhymes with freshen


Medical Dictionary

freshen

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transitive verb fresh·en \ˈfresh-ən\

Medical Definition of freshen

fresh·enedfresh·en·ing \ˈfresh-(ə-)niŋ\play

  1. of a milk animal :  to begin lactating






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