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having the power to restore freshness, vitality, energy, etc.: a refreshing nap.
pleasingly fresh or different: a refreshing lack of pretense.

1570–80; refresh + -ing2

refreshingly, adverb
refreshingness, noun
unrefreshing, adjective
unrefreshingly, adverb
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refreshing (rɪˈfrɛʃɪŋ)
1.  able to or tending to refresh; invigorating
2.  pleasantly different or novel

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. refrescher (12c.; Fr. rafraîchir), from re- "again" + fresche "fresh" (Mod.Fr. frais), from a Gmc. source (cf. O.H.G. frisc "fresh," see fresh). Mental or spiritual sense of refreshing is attested from 1690s. Refreshments "food or drink" first attested 1660s.
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Medical Dictionary

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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