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 for refresh
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Refresh \Re*fresh"\, n.
     The act of refreshing. [Obs.] --Daniel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Foer they have refreshed my spirit and yours. --1
                                                    Cor. xvi. 18.
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              And labor shall refresh itself with hope. --Shak.
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     2. To make as if new; to repair; to restore.
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              The rest refresh the scaly snakes that fol?
              The shield of Pallas, and renew their gold.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     To refresh the memory, to quicken or strengthen it, as by a
        reference, review, memorandum, or suggestion.
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     Syn: To cool; refrigerate; invigorate; revive; reanimate;
          renovate; renew; restore; recreate; enliven; cheer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  refresh
      v 1: refresh one's memory; "I reviewed the material before the
           test" [syn: review, brush up, refresh]
      2: make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us" [syn:
         refresh, freshen]
      3: become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after
         the tennis game" [syn: freshen, refresh, refreshen,
         freshen up]
      4: 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 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "refresh":
     activate, aerate, air, air out, air-condition, air-cool, airify,
     amuse, animate, arouse, awaken, beef up, beguile, brace, brace up,
     bring back, bring to, brisk, brisken, buck up, buttress, call back,
     case harden, cheer, chill, chirk up, confirm, convulse, cool,
     cross-ventilate, delight, divert, energize, enliven, entertain,
     exhilarate, face-lift, fan, fix up, fortify, fracture one,
     fresh up, freshen, freshen up, furbish, gird, harden, ice,
     ice-cool, infrigidate, invigorate, jog, kill, knock dead,
     loosen up, modernize, nerve, overhaul, oxygenate, oxygenize,
     perk up, pick up, prod, prop, quicken, raise a laugh,
     raise a smile, reanimate, recall to life, recharge, recondition,
     recover, recreate, recruit, redo, refit, refreshen, refrigerate,
     refurbish, regain, regale, regenerate, reheat the ashes, reinforce,
     reinspire, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, rekindle, relax, relight,
     renew, renovate, repair, restore, restrengthen, resurrect,
     resuscitate, revamp, revitalize, revive, revivify, rewarm, rouse,
     set up, shore up, slay, solace, spruce up, steel, stiffen,
     stimulate, stimulated, stir the embers, strengthen, support,
     sustain, temper, tickle, titillate, toughen, undergird, update,
     ventilate, vitalize, vivify, waken, warm over, warm up, wind,
     winnow, wow
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  refresh
  
     1.  DRAM refresh.
  
     2.  screen refresh.
  
     (1998-10-19)
  

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