AskDefine | Define freshen

Dictionary Definition



1 make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us" [syn: refresh]
2 become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after the tennis game" [syn: refresh, refreshen, freshen up]
3 make fresh again [syn: refresh, refreshen] [ant: tire]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. To become fresh.
    I'm going to go freshen up.
  2. To make fresh.
    • So go and freshen yourself up, Amy; go and freshen yourself up, like a good girl.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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