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

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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, "America Has Yet to Make Sense of Trump," 19 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of refreshen

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for refreshen

re- + freshen

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“Refreshen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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