freshener

[ fresh-uh-ner ]
/ ˈfrɛʃ ə nər /

noun

something that freshens or refreshens: An air freshener cleared the room of stale odors.
a soothing skin lotion.
a beverage that makes the drinker feel refreshed.

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Origin of freshener

First recorded in 1880–85; freshen + -er1
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Example sentences from the Web for freshener

  • Chitterlow came with him partly to see him home and partly for a freshener before turning in.

    Kipps|H. G. Wells