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[ri-fresh-uh n] /rɪˈfrɛʃ ən/
verb (used with or without object)
to make or become fresh again; refresh.
Origin of refreshen
First recorded in 1775-85; re- + freshen Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You've been out too long, perhaps; but your tea will refreshen you.

    The Carroll Girls Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • He has endeavored to refreshen the colors by removing the dust that may have settled.

  • Remove the cloths and iron as before, slapping with the back of the brush, then brushing the nap to refreshen the cloth.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • Then remove the iron and sponge cloths, then slap with the back of the brush to refreshen and brighten the cloth or garment.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • There's nothin' so refreshen' as sleep, sir, as the servant girl said afore she drank the egg-cupful of laudanum.'

    The Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens

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