freshen

verb fresh·en \ ˈfre-shən \

Definition of freshen

freshened; freshening play \ˈfre-sh(ə-)niŋ\
intransitive verb
1 :to grow or become fresh: such 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

freshener

play \ˈfre-sh(ə-)nər\ noun

Examples of freshen in a Sentence

  1. a mint that freshens the breath

  2. Can I freshen your drink?

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First Known Use of freshen

1697



FRESHEN Defined for English Language Learners

freshen

verb

Definition of freshen for English Language Learners

  • : 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


FRESHEN Defined for Kids

freshen

verb fresh·en \ ˈfre-shən \

Definition of freshen for Students

freshened; freshening
: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 \

medical Definition of freshen

freshened; freshening play \ˈfresh-(ə-)niŋ\
of a milk animal
:to begin lactating


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