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refresh

[ ri-fresh ]
/ rɪˈfrɛʃ /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to take refreshment, especially food or drink.
to become fresh or vigorous again; revive.

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Origin of refresh

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English refreschen, from Middle French refreschir, Old French. See re-, fresh

OTHER WORDS FROM refresh

re·fresh·ful, adjectivere·fresh·ful·ly, adverbun·re·freshed, adjectivewell-re·freshed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for refresh

refresh
/ (rɪˈfrɛʃ) /

verb

(usually tr or reflexive) to make or become fresh or vigorous, as through rest, drink, or food; revive or reinvigorate
(tr) to enliven (something worn or faded), as by adding new decorations
(tr) to stimulate (the memory)
(tr) to replenish, as with new equipment or stores
computing to display the latest updated version (of a web page or document); reload

Derived forms of refresh

refreshful, adjective

Word Origin for refresh

C14: from Old French refreschir; see re-, fresh
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for refresh

refresh
[ rĭ-frĕsh ]

v.

To cause to recuperate; revive.
To renew by stimulation.
To pare or scrape the edges of a wound to promote healing.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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