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freshen   WordNet 2.0

- make fresh again

 
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- become or make oneself fresh again
"She freshened up after the tennis game"

 
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- make (to feel) fresh
"The cool water refreshed us"

 
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Freshen   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salt; as, to freshen water, fish, or flesh.

2. To refresh; to revive. [Obs.] Spenser.

3. (Naut.) To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to prevent chafing; as, to freshen a hawse. Totten.

To freshen ballast
(Naut.), to shift Or restore it.

To freshen the hawse
to pay out a little more cable, so as to bring the chafe on another part.

To freshen the way
to increase the speed of a vessel. Ham. Nav. Encyc.

 
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1. To grow fresh; to lose saltness.

2. To grow brisk or strong; as, the wind freshens.

 
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