[ ri-fresh-uhn ]

verb (used with or without object)
  1. to make or become fresh again; refresh.

Origin of refreshen

First recorded in 1775–85; re- + freshen

Words Nearby refreshen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use refreshen in a sentence

  • There's nothin' so refreshen' as sleep, sir, as the servant girl said afore she drank the egg-cupful of laudanum.'

    The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens
  • Remove the cloths and iron as before, slapping with the back of the brush, then brushing the nap to refreshen the cloth.

    The Copeland Method | Vanness Copeland
  • Then remove the iron and sponge cloths, then slap with the back of the brush to refreshen and brighten the cloth or garment.

    The Copeland Method | Vanness Copeland
  • He has endeavored to refreshen the colors by removing the dust that may have settled.

  • You've been out too long, perhaps; but your tea will refreshen you.

    The Carroll Girls | Mabel Quiller-Couch