[ brey-sing ]
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  1. strengthening; invigorating: This mountain air is bracing.

  2. of, relating to, or serving as a brace.

  1. a brace.

  2. braces collectively: The bracing on this scaffold is weak.

  1. material, as timber, used for braces.

Origin of bracing

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

Other words for bracing

1 stimulating, revivifying, energizing
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Other words from bracing

  • brac·ing·ly, adverb
  • brac·ing·ness, noun

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How to use bracing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bracing


/ (ˈbreɪsɪŋ) /

  1. refreshing; stimulating; invigorating: the air here is bracing

  1. a system of braces used to strengthen or support: the bracing supporting the building is perfectly adequate

Derived forms of bracing

  • bracingly, adverb

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