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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Serving to refresh.
  • adj. Pleasantly fresh and different: "common sense of a most refreshing sort” ( William Raspberry).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That refreshes someone; pleasantly fresh and different; granting vitality and energy.
  • adj. Serving to refresh.
  • n. The action of refresh; refreshment given or received.
  • n. That which gives refreshment.
  • v. Present participle of refresh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Reviving; reanimating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending or serving to refresh; invigorating; reviving; reanimating: sometimes used with a humorous or sarcastic implication.
  • n. Refreshment; that which refreshes; relief after fatigue or suffering.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pleasantly new or different
  • adj. imparting vitality and energy

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