Definitions for: Freshen


[v] make fresh again
[v] become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after the tennis game"
[v] make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fresh"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Freshened; p. pr. &
vb. n. Freshening]
1. To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline
ingredients; to make less salt; as, to freshen water,
fish, or flesh.



2. To refresh; to revive. [Obs.] --Spenser.

3. (Naut.) To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where
friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to
prevent chafing; as, to freshen a hawse. -- Totten.

To freshen ballast (Naut.), to shift Or restore it.

To freshen the hawse, to pay out a little more cable, so as
to bring the chafe on another part.

To freshen the way, to increase the speed of a vessel.
--Ham. Nav. Encyc.


Fresh"en, v. i.
1. To grow fresh; to lose saltness.

2. To grow brisk or strong; as, the wind freshens.

Synonyms: refresh, refresh, refreshen

Antonyms: fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

See Also: air, air out, alter, change, freshen, freshen up, lave, regenerate, renew, vent, ventilate, wash up

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