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Refreshing Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    refreshing adj
  1. imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air" [syn: bracing, brisk, energizing, energising, fresh, refreshful, tonic]
  2. pleasantly novel or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort" [syn: novel]
Refreshing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Refresh \Re*fresh"\ (r?*fr?sh"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refreshed (-fr?sht"); p. pr. & vb. n. Refreshing.] [OE. refreshen, refreschen, OF. refreschir (cf. OF. rafraischir, rafreschir, F. rafra?chir); pref. re- re- + fres fresh. F. frais. See Fresh, a.]
  1. To make fresh again; to restore strength, spirit, animation, or the like, to; to relieve from fatigue or depression; to reinvigorate; to enliven anew; to reanimate; as, sleep refreshes the body and the mind. --Chaucer. Foer they have refreshed my spirit and yours. --1 Cor. xvi. 18. And labor shall refresh itself with hope. --Shak.
  2. To make as if new; to repair; to restore. The rest refresh the scaly snakes that fol? The shield of Pallas, and renew their gold. --Dryden. To refresh the memory, to quicken or strengthen it, as by a reference, review, memorandum, or suggestion. Syn: To cool; refrigerate; invigorate; revive; reanimate; renovate; renew; restore; recreate; enliven; cheer.
Refreshing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Refreshing \Re*fresh"ing\, a. Reviving; reanimating. -- Re*fresh"ing*ly, adv. -- Re*fresh"ing*ness, n.
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  • Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award: Created in 1998, Coca-Cola has given out the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award to a student winner of their competition. ...

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  • Dicks finds women's football 'refreshing'
    "They used to apologise in training when they went in with a tough tackle on their team-mate. I'm not having that." Read more on this news related to 'Refreshing'
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    TheBu Kombucha, an exceptionally refreshing blend of cultured tea and live probiotics, has announced its launch into Sprouts Farmers Markets, select Whole Foods MarketsĀ® and other natural and fine specialty ... Read more on this news related to 'Refreshing'
  • Giving 'Em Fitz: Ted Williams' honesty was refreshing - and rare
    It was just past midnight on May 1, 1952, when Capt. Ted Williams, recalled by the Marines during the Korean War, reported to Willow Grove Naval Air Station for refresher training. Read more on this news related to 'Refreshing'

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