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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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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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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):
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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
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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.
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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
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freshen

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

vt. refrescar; renovar; refrescarse; renovarse.
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References in classic literature ?
I was the junior in her, a third mate, keeping watch with the chief officer; and it was just during one of the night watches in a strong, freshening breeze that I overheard two men in a sheltered nook of the main deck exchanging these informing remarks.
We were clear from the carcase; sail had been made; the wind was freshening; the wild ocean darkness was intense.
I stared before me out at the green sea, frothing under a freshening breeze, and let these and other strange memories of the last few days chase one another through my mind.
`The darkness grew apace; a cold wind began to blow in freshening gusts from the east, and the showering white flakes in the air increased in number.
As I listened to the companionable murmur of the stream, I almost expected to see her again, in her simple white frock and straw hat, singing to the music of the rivulet, and freshening her nosegay of wild flowers by dipping it in the cool water.
They glided along in this way, both resting in that silence as in a haven, both dreading lest their feelings should be divided again,--till they became aware that the clouds had gathered, and that the slightest perceptible freshening of the breeze was growing and growing, so that the whole character of the day was altered.
The wind, which had been freshening, now sang in louder tones as it hummed through the rigging and the funnel stays and bowled over the receiving conductors of the wireless.
Wind: Light to moderate southeasterly, becoming Northeasterly and Northerly winds, freshening at times, causing blowing dust and sand with a speed of 18 30, reaching 40 km/hr.
Summary: Light to moderate winds, freshening at times will be causing the blowing of dust during daytime.
While the City boss has previously been adamant that he wouldn't spend in January, former defender Dunne believes the squad now needs freshening up for the second half of the season after he saw some worrying signs against Palace last weekend.
Summary: Light to moderate winds expected in general, freshening at times, causing blowing dust over some exposed areas
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