re·​fresh·​en ri-ˈfre-shən How to pronounce refreshen (audio)
refreshened; refreshening; refreshens

Examples of refreshen in a Sentence

refreshened the wilting flowers by cutting the stems again and putting them in a vase with water
Recent Examples on the Web America has yet to take stock of what happened in 2016 and the strange circumstances that made the frequently loutish Mr. Trump an instrument for refreshening our political culture. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2018

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Word History


re- + freshen

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of refreshen was in 1782

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“Refreshen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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