Definitions for: Refresh


[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"
[v] refresh one's memory



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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. --Dryden.

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.


Re*fresh", n.
The act of refreshing. [Obs.] --Daniel.

Synonyms: brush up, freshen, freshen, refreshen, review

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

See Also: air, air out, alter, call back, call up, change, freshen up, hash over, lave, recall, recollect, refresh, regenerate, rehash, remember, renew, retrieve, think, vent, ventilate, wash up

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