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