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. rafrachir); 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.

 

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Re*fresh", n.

The act of refreshing.

[Obs.]

Daniel.

 

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