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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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British Dictionary definitions for well 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 well refreshed
refresh
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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well 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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