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Definition of "bracing" []

  • Invigorating or refreshing; strengthening: a bracing tonic. (adjective)
  • A support; a brace. (noun)
  • Braces considered as a group. (noun)
  • Refreshing; stimulating; invigorating (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A system of braces used to strengthen or support (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bracing" in a sentence
  • "So the 'result' of having canines that function in bracing may be a by-product that peccaries have used to their advantage."
  • "Perhaps most bracing is the open struggle its hero wages against his own well-earned cynicism."
  • "As I'm going over I get a glance at DeJong, high-bracing from the bow, but he knows the goose is cooked."