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refresh

[ri-fresh] /rɪˈfrɛʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to provide new vigor and energy by rest, food, etc. (often used reflexively).
2.
to stimulate (the memory).
3.
to make fresh again; reinvigorate or cheer (a person, the mind, spirits, etc.).
4.
to freshen in appearance, color, etc., as by a restorative.
5.
Computers.
  1. to display (an image) repeatedly, as on a CRT, in order to prevent fading.
  2. to read and write (the contents of dynamic storage) at intervals in order to avoid loss of data.
verb (used without object)
6.
to take refreshment, especially food or drink.
7.
to become fresh or vigorous again; revive.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English refreschen < Middle French refreschir, Old French. See re-, fresh
Related forms
refreshful, adjective
refreshfully, adverb
unrefreshed, adjective
well-refreshed, adjective
Synonyms
1. revive. 3. freshen, enliven, reanimate. 4. restore, repair, renovate, renew, retouch.
Antonyms
3. dispirit, discourage.
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  • Thus refreshed, it found that crippling some enzymes could make yeast grow faster.
  • These in turn are periodically refreshed with new editions and translations.
  • Periodically the fuel rods are removed from reactor cores and refreshed.
  • It can also be refreshed at the same speed as a video display.
  • The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
  • He will abruptly leave a meeting, shut himself off in a side room, and return refreshed a half hour later.
  • Instead, they are stored in mobile gadgets' silicon memories and refreshed when a new connection is available.
  • Moreover, not everyone awakens refreshed from a siesta.
  • The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
  • refreshed and healed by that good banana nutrition, the monkey heads off.
British Dictionary definitions for refreshed

refresh

/rɪˈfrɛʃ/
verb
1.
(usually transitive or reflexive) to make or become fresh or vigorous, as through rest, drink, or food; revive or reinvigorate
2.
(transitive) to enliven (something worn or faded), as by adding new decorations
3.
(transitive) to stimulate (the memory)
4.
(transitive) to replenish, as with new equipment or stores
5.
(computing) to display the latest updated version (of a web page or document); reload
Derived Forms
refreshful, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French refreschir; see re-, fresh
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Word Origin and History for refreshed

refresh

v.

late 14c., from Old French refreschier "refresh, renew" (12c.; Modern French rafraîchir), from re- "again" (see re-) + fresche "fresh" (Modern French frais), from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German frisc "fresh," see fresh (adj.)). Related: Refreshed; refreshing.

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refreshed in Medicine

refresh re·fresh (rĭ-frěsh')
v. re·freshed, re·fresh·ing, re·fresh·es

  1. To cause to recuperate; revive.

  2. To renew by stimulation.

  3. To pare or scrape the edges of a wound to promote healing.

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