The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Refresh \Re*fresh"\ (r?*fr?sh"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refreshed
(-fr?sht"); p. pr. & vb. n. Refreshing.] [OE. refreshen,
refreschen, OF. refreschir (cf. OF. rafraischir, rafreschir,
F. rafra?chir); pref. re- re- + fres fresh. F. frais. See
1. To make fresh again; to restore strength, spirit,
animation, or the like, to; to relieve from fatigue or
depression; to reinvigorate; to enliven anew; to
reanimate; as, sleep refreshes the body and the mind.
Foer they have refreshed my spirit and yours. --1
Cor. xvi. 18.
And labor shall refresh itself with hope. --Shak.
2. To make as if new; to repair; to restore.
The rest refresh the scaly snakes that fol?
The shield of Pallas, and renew their gold.
To refresh the memory, to quicken or strengthen it, as by a
reference, review, memorandum, or suggestion.
Syn: To cool; refrigerate; invigorate; revive; reanimate;
renovate; renew; restore; recreate; enliven; cheer.