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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. imparting vitality and energy;
- Example: "the bracing mountain air"
[syn: bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic]

2. pleasantly new or different;
- Example: "common sense of a most refreshing sort"
[syn: novel, refreshing]


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 Fresh, a.] 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. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Foer they have refreshed my spirit and yours. --1 Cor. xvi. 18. [1913 Webster] And labor shall refresh itself with hope. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make as if new; to repair; to restore. [1913 Webster] The rest refresh the scaly snakes that fol? The shield of Pallas, and renew their gold. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] To refresh the memory, to quicken or strengthen it, as by a reference, review, memorandum, or suggestion. [1913 Webster] Syn: To cool; refrigerate; invigorate; revive; reanimate; renovate; renew; restore; recreate; enliven; cheer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Refreshing \Re*fresh"ing\, a. Reviving; reanimating. -- Re*fresh"ing*ly, adv. -- Re*fresh"ing*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

refreshing adj 1: imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air" [syn: bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic] 2: pleasantly new or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort" [syn: novel, refreshing]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "refreshing": analeptic, beneficial, benign, bracing, brisk, cheering, constitutional, cooling, cordial, corroborant, crisp, crispy, energizing, enlivening, exhilarating, fortifying, fresh, good, good for, health-enhancing, health-preserving, healthful, healthy, hygeian, hygienic, inspiriting, invigorating, refreshful, regaling, rejuvenating, restorative, reviving, roborant, rousing, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, stimulating, strengthening, tonic, vitalizing, wholesome, zestful, zesty