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4 definitions found
 for freshen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Freshen \Fresh"en\, v. i.
     1. To grow fresh; to lose saltness.
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     2. To grow brisk or strong; as, the wind freshens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Freshen \Fresh"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Freshened; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Freshening]
     1. To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline
        ingredients; to make less salty; as, to freshen water,
        fish, or flesh.
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     2. To refresh; to revive. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     3. (Naut.) To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where
        friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to
        prevent chafing; as, to freshen a hawse. -- Totten.
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     To freshen ballast (Naut.), to shift Or restore it.
  
     To freshen the hawse, to pay out a little more cable, so as
        to bring the chafe on another part.
  
     To freshen the way, to increase the speed of a vessel.
        --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  freshen
      v 1: make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us" [syn:
           refresh, freshen]
      2: become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after
         the tennis game" [syn: freshen, refresh, refreshen,
         freshen up]
      3: make fresh again [syn: refresh, freshen, refreshen]
         [ant: fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire,
         tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon,
         weary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  124 Moby Thesaurus words for "freshen":
     aerate, air, air out, air-condition, air-cool, airify, animate,
     blast, bleach, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over,
     blow up, bluster, bowdlerize, brace, brace up, breeze, breeze up,
     brew, brighten up, brisk, brisken, brush up, buck up, cheer, chill,
     chirk up, clean, clean out, clean up, cleanse, clear out, come up,
     cool, cross-ventilate, delouse, deodorize, depurate, deterge,
     dry-clean, dust, dust off, enliven, exhilarate, expurgate, fan,
     fix, fortify, fresh up, freshen up, furbish, furbish up, gather,
     huff, ice, ice-cool, increase, infrigidate, invigorate, lace,
     lustrate, oxygenate, oxygenize, perk up, pick up, pipe up, polish,
     polish up, puff, purge, purify, quicken, rage, reanimate, recreate,
     reform, refresh, refreshen, refrigerate, regale, reinvigorate,
     renew, renovate, repair, retouch, revitalize, revive, revivify,
     rouse, rub up, scavenge, set in, set up, shine, spike, spruce,
     spruce up, squall, steam-clean, stimulate, storm, strengthen,
     sweep out, sweeten, tidy, titivate, tone up, touch up, vamp,
     vamp up, ventilate, vivify, waft, whiff, whiffle, whiten, wind,
     winnow, wipe, wipe off, wipe out, wipe up
  
  

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