bracing

[ brey-sing ]
/ ˈbreɪ sɪŋ /

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.

Origin of bracing

1475–85; brace (v.) + -ing1, -ing2

SYNONYMS FOR bracing

1 stimulating, revivifying, energizing.

Related forms

brac·ing·ly, adverbbrac·ing·ness, noun
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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

bracingly, adverb
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