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 for refreshing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Refresh \Re*fresh"\ (r?*fr?sh"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refreshed
     (-fr?sht"); p. pr. & vb. n. Refreshing.] [OE. refreshen,
     refreschen, OF. refreschir (cf. OF. rafraischir, rafreschir,
     F. rafra?chir); pref. re- re- + fres fresh. F. frais. See
     Fresh, a.]
     1. To make fresh again; to restore strength, spirit,
        animation, or the like, to; to relieve from fatigue or
        depression; to reinvigorate; to enliven anew; to
        reanimate; as, sleep refreshes the body and the mind.
        --Chaucer.
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              Foer they have refreshed my spirit and yours. --1
                                                    Cor. xvi. 18.
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              And labor shall refresh itself with hope. --Shak.
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     2. To make as if new; to repair; to restore.
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              The rest refresh the scaly snakes that fol?
              The shield of Pallas, and renew their gold.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     To refresh the memory, to quicken or strengthen it, as by a
        reference, review, memorandum, or suggestion.
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     Syn: To cool; refrigerate; invigorate; revive; reanimate;
          renovate; renew; restore; recreate; enliven; cheer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Refreshing \Re*fresh"ing\, a.
     Reviving; reanimating. -- Re*fresh"ing*ly, adv. --
     Re*fresh"ing*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  refreshing
      adj 1: imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
             [syn: bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing,
             refreshful, tonic]
      2: pleasantly new or different; "common sense of a most
         refreshing sort" [syn: novel, refreshing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "refreshing":
     analeptic, beneficial, benign, bracing, brisk, cheering,
     constitutional, cooling, cordial, corroborant, crisp, crispy,
     energizing, enlivening, exhilarating, fortifying, fresh, good,
     good for, health-enhancing, health-preserving, healthful, healthy,
     hygeian, hygienic, inspiriting, invigorating, refreshful, regaling,
     rejuvenating, restorative, reviving, roborant, rousing, salubrious,
     salutary, sanitary, stimulating, strengthening, tonic, vitalizing,
     wholesome, zestful, zesty
  
  

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