WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
fresh•en /ˈfrɛʃən/USA pronunciation  v. 
  1. to (cause to) become or grow fresh or refreshed: [no object]Her interest in basketball freshened when she saw who was on the team.[+ object]Freshen the air with flowers.
  2. freshen up, to (cause to) become fresh in appearance: [no object]to freshen up with a bath.[+ object + up]freshened herself up and joined the party.[+ up + object]The housekeeper freshened up the room.
fresh•en•er, n. [countable]an air freshener.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

freshen /ˈfrɛʃən/ vb
  1. to make or become fresh or fresher
  2. (often followed by up) to refresh (oneself), esp by washing
  3. (intransitive) (of the wind) to increase



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