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Definition of "freshen" []

  • To become fresh, as in vigor or appearance: freshened up after the day's work. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become brisk; increase in strength. Used of the wind. (verb-intransitive)
  • To lose saltiness. (verb-intransitive)
  • To calve and therefore begin to produce milk. Used of a cow. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make fresh. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "freshen" in a sentence
  • "AtomFury: Also, shouldn't it be 'freshen' instead of 'fresh' in this sentence?"
  • "Sometimes it's added not to cover flaws, but just to "freshen" the design and increase sales."
  • "And they'll go in and they'll kind of freshen up, get out of their current garb and into fresh clothing and that kind of stuff, and that will take a while."