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

braces collectively: The bracing on this scaffold is weak.
material, as timber, used for braces.

Nearby words

  1. brachysyndactyly,
  2. brachytelephalangia,
  3. brachytherapy,
  4. brachyuran,
  5. brachyurous,
  6. bracingly,
  7. braciola,
  8. brack,
  9. bracken,
  10. bracket

Origin of bracing

1475–85; brace (v.) + -ing1, -ing2

SYNONYMS FOR bracing
1. stimulating, revivifying, energizing.

Related formsbrac·ing·ly, adverbbrac·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bracingly

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 Formsbracingly, adverb

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