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Meaning of freshen

fresh•en

Pronunciation: (fresh'un), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to make fresh; refresh, revive, or renew: We need a good rain to freshen the flowers.
  2. to remove saltiness from.
  3. to preserve (a rope in use) from prolonged friction or concentrated stress on any one part.
—v.i.
  1. to become or grow fresh.
  2. (of a cow)
    1. to commence giving milk after calving.
    2. to give birth.
  3. to make oneself feel freshly clean or neat, as by washing, changing clothes, etc.: to freshen up after a long trip.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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