freshener


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freshener - anything that freshensfreshener - anything that freshens    
thing - an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"
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Translations

freshener

[ˈfreʃər] n
skin freshener → astringent m air freshener
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

freshener

[ˈfrɛʃnəʳ] n (also skin freshener) → tonico rinfrescante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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