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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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  • Refreshing cucumber salad
    If you are stuck with more cucumbers in your garden than you know what to do with, mix some up with rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds, and cilantro for an Asian-inspired cucumber salad. Read more on this news related to 'Refreshing'
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    When hunger strikes between meals, you want to reach for a snack that will provide a healthy energy boost. In the height of summer, something crisp and cool really hits the spot. The August 2014 issue ... Read more on this news related to 'Refreshing'
  • Easy dinner recipes: Refreshing summer melon ideas in 40 minutes or less
    Beat the heat tonight with three refreshing summer melon ideas. Each recipe comes together in 40 minutes or less. Read more on this news related to 'Refreshing'

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