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bracing

[brey-sing] /ˈbreɪ sɪŋ/
adjective
1.
strengthening; invigorating:
This mountain air is bracing.
2.
of, pertaining to, or serving as a brace.
noun
3.
a brace.
4.
braces collectively:
The bracing on this scaffold is weak.
5.
material, as timber, used for braces.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; brace (v.) + -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
bracingly, adverb
bracingness, noun
Synonyms
1. stimulating, revivifying, energizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for bracingly

bracing

/ˈbreɪsɪŋ/
adjective
1.
refreshing; stimulating; invigorating: the air here is bracing
noun
2.
a system of braces used to strengthen or support: the bracing supporting the building is perfectly adequate
Derived Forms
bracingly, adverb
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