Re·fresh, n. The act of refreshing. [Obs.]
Re·fresh v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refreshed p. pr. & vb. n. Refreshing.]
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.
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.
v 1: refresh one's memory; "I reviewed the material before the
test" [syn: review, brush up]
2: make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us" [syn: freshen]
3: become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after
the tennis game" [syn: freshen, refreshen, freshen up]
4: make fresh again [syn: freshen, refreshen] [ant: tire]