from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To become fresh, as in vigor or appearance: freshened up after the day's work.
- intransitive v. To become brisk; increase in strength. Used of the wind.
- intransitive v. To lose saltiness.
- intransitive v. To calve and therefore begin to produce milk. Used of a cow.
- transitive v. To make fresh.
- transitive v. To add to or strengthen (a drink).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To become fresh.
- v. To make fresh.
- v. To begin or resume giving milk, especially after calving.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salty.
- transitive v. To refresh; to revive.
- transitive v. To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to prevent chafing.
- intransitive v. To grow fresh; to lose saltness.
- intransitive v. To grow brisk or strong.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To grow brisk; grow stronger or brighter: as, the wind freshens; the verdure freshens.
- To grow fresh; lose salt or saltness.
- To refresh; revive; renew.
- To make fresh; remove saltness from: as, to freshen fish or flesh.
- Nautical, to relieve, as a rope, by altering the position of a part exposed to friction.
- In surgery, to denude (a part) of its tegument so as to form a raw surface which will readily unite with a similar surface when the two are brought into apposition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become or make oneself fresh again
- v. make (to feel) fresh
- v. make fresh again
fresh + -en (Wiktionary)