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bracing

[ brey-sing ]
/ ˈbreɪ sɪŋ /
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adjective
strengthening; invigorating: This mountain air is bracing.
of, relating to, or serving as a brace.
noun
a brace.
braces collectively: The bracing on this scaffold is weak.
material, as timber, used for braces.

OTHER WORDS FOR bracing

1 stimulating, revivifying, energizing.
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Origin of bracing

First recorded in 1475–85; brace + -ing1 for the noun senses; brace + -ing2 for the adjective senses

OTHER WORDS FROM bracing

brac·ing·ly, adverbbrac·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bracing

bracing
/ (ˈbreɪsɪŋ) /

adjective
refreshing; stimulating; invigoratingthe air here is bracing
noun
a system of braces used to strengthen or supportthe bracing supporting the building is perfectly adequate

Derived forms of bracing

bracingly, adverb
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