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1. The act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed.
2. Something, such as food or drink, that refreshes.
3. often refreshments A snack, light meal, or drink.
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(rəˈfreʃ) verb
to give new strength and energy to; to make (a person etc) feel less hot, tired etc, eg after or during a period of hard work. This glass of cool lemonade will refresh you.
reˈfreshing adjective
1. giving new strength and energy; having a cooling and relaxing effect. a refreshing drink of cold water.
2. particularly pleasing because different from normal. It is refreshing to hear a politician speak so honestly.
reˈfreshingly adverb
reˈfreshments noun plural
food and drink served eg at a meeting. Light refreshments are available in the other room.
refresh someone's memory
to remind (someone) of the facts and details of something.


مَشْرُوبات občerstvení forfriskninger Erfrischungen αναψυκτικά refrigerio virvokkeet rafraîchissements osvježenje rinfresco 軽食 다과 verfrissingen forfriskelser zakąski refrescos закуски förfriskningar เครื่องดื่มหรืออาหารที่ทำให้สดชื่น serinletici içecek đồ ăn nhẹ 点心
References in classic literature ?
You will find that the attendant has light refreshments on board, sir, if you should be wanting anything," the station-master announced.
And don't you know," said the Sheik of the Outfit, "that caravans will then stop here for rest and refreshments, giving you a chance to steal the camels, the horses, and the goods?
A grand arch, cut in the upper wall at one end, surmounted an oaken orchestra, with an open room behind it, where hothouse plants and stalls for refreshments were disposed; an agreeable resort for gentlemen disposed to loiter, and yet to exchange the occasional crush down below for a more commodious point of view.
On the front seat of the coach there was one of those small baskets in which travelling ladies who are too delicate to appear at a public table generally carry a supply of gingerbread, biscuits and cheese, cold ham, and other light refreshments, merely to sustain nature to the journey's end.
Miss Tilney, understanding in part her friend's curiosity to see the house, soon revived the subject; and her father being, contrary to Catherine's expectations, unprovided with any pretence for further delay, beyond that of stopping five minutes to order refreshments to be in the room by their return, was at last ready to escort them.
The Princess served delicious refreshments to those who were in the habit of eating, and when Dorothy's bed time arrived the company separated after exchanging many friendly sentiments.
Levin stood in the smaller room, where they were smoking and taking light refreshments, close to his own friends, and listening to what they were saying, he conscientiously exerted all his intelligence trying to understand what was said.