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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
All fresh-water basins, taken together, make a small area compared with that of the sea or of the land; and, consequently, the competition between fresh-water productions will have been less severe than elsewhere; new forms will have been more slowly formed, and old forms more slowly exterminated.
We were already rather close in; but I ordered the U-33's prow turned inshore and we crept slowly along, constantly dipping up the water and tasting it to assure ourselves that we didn't get outside the fresh-water current.
Landsmen on Shipboard.- Fresh-Water Sailors at Sea.- Lubber Nests.
These poor fresh-water sailors, so vainglorious on shore, and almost amphibious when on lakes and rivers, lost all heart and stomach the moment they were at sea.