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fresh·en

 (frĕsh′ən)
v. fresh·ened, fresh·en·ing, fresh·ens
v.intr.
1. To become fresh, as in vigor or appearance: freshened up after the day's work.
2. To become brisk; increase in strength. Used of the wind.
3. To lose saltiness.
4. To calve and therefore begin to produce milk. Used of a cow.
v.tr.
1. To make fresh.
2. To add to or strengthen (a drink).

fresh′en·er n.

freshen

(ˈfrɛʃən)
vb
1. to make or become fresh or fresher
2. (often foll by up) to refresh (oneself), esp by washing
3. (Nautical Terms) (intr) (of the wind) to increase
4. (General Physics) to lose or cause to lose saltiness
5. (Agriculture) (intr) chiefly
a. (of farm animals) to give birth
b. (of cows) to commence giving milk after calving
ˈfreshener n

fresh•en

(ˈfrɛʃ ən)

v.t.
1. to make fresh; refresh, revive, or renew.
v.i.
2. to become or grow fresh.
3. (of a cow) to begin giving milk.
4. freshen up, to make oneself feel freshly clean or neat.
[1690–1700]
fresh′en•er, n.

freshen


Past participle: freshened
Gerund: freshening

Imperative
freshen
freshen
Present
I freshen
you freshen
he/she/it freshens
we freshen
you freshen
they freshen
Preterite
I freshened
you freshened
he/she/it freshened
we freshened
you freshened
they freshened
Present Continuous
I am freshening
you are freshening
he/she/it is freshening
we are freshening
you are freshening
they are freshening
Present Perfect
I have freshened
you have freshened
he/she/it has freshened
we have freshened
you have freshened
they have freshened
Past Continuous
I was freshening
you were freshening
he/she/it was freshening
we were freshening
you were freshening
they were freshening
Past Perfect
I had freshened
you had freshened
he/she/it had freshened
we had freshened
you had freshened
they had freshened
Future
I will freshen
you will freshen
he/she/it will freshen
we will freshen
you will freshen
they will freshen
Future Perfect
I will have freshened
you will have freshened
he/she/it will have freshened
we will have freshened
you will have freshened
they will have freshened
Future Continuous
I will be freshening
you will be freshening
he/she/it will be freshening
we will be freshening
you will be freshening
they will be freshening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been freshening
you have been freshening
he/she/it has been freshening
we have been freshening
you have been freshening
they have been freshening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been freshening
you will have been freshening
he/she/it will have been freshening
we will have been freshening
you will have been freshening
they will have been freshening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been freshening
you had been freshening
he/she/it had been freshening
we had been freshening
you had been freshening
they had been freshening
Conditional
I would freshen
you would freshen
he/she/it would freshen
we would freshen
you would freshen
they would freshen
Past Conditional
I would have freshened
you would have freshened
he/she/it would have freshened
we would have freshened
you would have freshened
they would have freshened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.freshen - make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us"
ventilate, air out, vent, air - expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
regenerate, renew - reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"
2.freshen - become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after the tennis game"
wash up, lave - wash one's face and hands; "She freshened up in the bathroom"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
3.freshen - make fresh again
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
refreshen, freshen, freshen up, refresh - become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after the tennis game"

freshen

verb
1. cool off, become stronger, become colder, become chilly The wind had freshened.
2. refresh, restore, rouse, enliven, revitalize, spruce up, liven up, freshen up, titivate Cleanse and freshen oily skin.
3. ventilate, air, clean, expose, cleanse, aerate Try opening windows to freshen the air.
freshen (yourself) up have a wash, wash (yourself), tidy (yourself) up, get washed, spruce yourself up After she had freshened up, they went for a walk.

freshen

verb
1. To make neat and trim; make presentable.Also used with up:
clean (up), groom, neaten (up), slick up, spruce (up), tidy (up), trig (out), trim.
2. To impart renewed energy and strength to (a person):
Translations
يُصبِحُ منعِشاً، يَنْشَطيُنْعِش، يُجَدِّد نشاطه
ochlazovat seupravit se
friske opgøre sig i stand
fríska upp, snyrta sigkólna, verîa svalari
serinlemekyıkanıp rahatla mak

freshen

[ˈfreʃn]
A. VT
1. [+ air, breath] → refrescar
2. let me freshen your drinkdéjame que te llene la copa
B. VI [wind] → arreciar
freshen up
A. VT + ADV (= wash) → lavar
to freshen o.s. uprefrescarse, lavarse
B. VI + ADV (= wash o.s.) → refrescarse, lavarse

freshen

[ˈfrɛʃən] vi [wind, air] → fraîchir
freshen up
vifaire un brin de toilette
I'd like to go and freshen up → Je voudrais faire un brin de toilette.

freshen

vi (wind)auffrischen; (weather, air)frisch werden
vt can I freshen your drink?darf ich Ihnen noch nachschenken?; chewing gum to freshen the breathKaugummi, um den Atem zu erfrischen

freshen

[ˈfrɛʃn] vi (wind, air) → rinfrescare
freshen up
1. vi + advrinfrescarsi
2. vt + advrinfrescare
to freshen o.s. up → darsi una rinfrescata

fresh

(freʃ) adjective
1. newly made, gathered, arrived etc. fresh fruit (= fruit that is not tinned, frozen etc); fresh flowers.
2. (of people etc) healthy; not tired. You are looking very fresh this morning.
3. another; different; not already used, begun, worn, heard etc. a fresh piece of paper; fresh news.
4. (of weather etc) cool; refreshing. a fresh breeze; fresh air.
5. (of water) without salt. The swimming-pool has fresh water in it, not sea water.
ˈfreshen verb
1. to become fresh or cool. The wind began to freshen.
2. (often with up) to (cause to) become less tired or untidy looking. I must freshen up before dinner.
ˈfreshly adverb
newly; recently. freshly gathered plums; freshly arrived.
ˈfresh-water adjective
of inland rivers or lakes; not of the sea. fresh-water fish.

freshen

vt. refrescar; renovar; refrescarse; renovarse.
References in classic literature ?
I've been working away at mathematics till my head is in a muddle, and I'm going to freshen my wits by a brisk turn.
Freshen the priming of your pistols--the midst of the falls is apt to dampen the brimstone--and stand firm for a close struggle, while I fire on their rush.
In a week or two now, cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half-dollars, and also a trifle of gold, would be trickling in thin but steady streams all through the commercial veins of the kingdom, and I looked to see this new blood freshen up its life.
Next we slid into the river and had a swim, so as to freshen up and cool off; then we set down on the sandy bottom where the water was about knee deep, and watched the day- light come.
I had a hope that this brisk treatment might freshen my wits a little; and I think it did them good, for I soon came to the conclusion that the first step I ought to take was, to try if my articles could be cancelled and the premium recovered.
I am rusty in my shorthand, see what unexpected prosperity does for us, so it may be as well to freshen it up again with an exercise anyhow.
So, whenever I am feeling heartsick and oppressed and jaded and sad those memories return to freshen and revive me, even as drops of evening dew return to freshen and revive, after a sultry day, the poor faded flower which has long been drooping in the noontide heat.
It is good and profitable, John, to freshen the understanding, and support the wavering, by the observance of our holy festivals; but all form is but stench in the nostrils of the Holy One, unless it be accompanied by a devout and humble spirit.
It'll do you good; it'll freshen you up and get you into training for another turn at the Chancellor.
Cassandra's words seemed to rub the old blurred image of life and freshen it so marvelously that it looked new again.
There was a very light off-shore wind and scarcely any breakers, so that the approach to the shore was continued without finding bottom; yet though we were already quite close, we saw no indication of any indention in the coast from which even a tiny brooklet might issue, and certainly no mouth of a large river such as this must necessarily be to freshen the ocean even two hundred yards from shore.
The breeze will freshen tonight around midnight--see those tails of clouds and that thickness to windward, beyond the point there?