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refreshing

[ri-fresh-ing] /rɪˈfrɛʃ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
having the power to restore freshness, vitality, energy, etc.:
a refreshing nap.
2.
pleasingly fresh or different:
a refreshing lack of pretense.
Origin of refreshing
1570-1580
1570-80; refresh + -ing2
Related forms
refreshingly, adverb
refreshingness, noun
unrefreshing, adjective
unrefreshingly, adverb

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 access (the most recent version of a Web page) from the Internet instead of from the cache:
    I refreshed the page to see the current stock price before executing my online trade.
  2. to display (an image) repeatedly, as on a CRT, in order to prevent fading.
  3. 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
1325-75; 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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refreshing

/rɪˈfrɛʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
able to or tending to refresh; invigorating
2.
pleasantly different or novel
Derived Forms
refreshingly, adverb

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 refreshing
adj.

1570s, present participle adjective from refresh (v.). Mental or spiritual sense is attested from 1690s. Related: Refreshingly.

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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refreshing 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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