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

  • n. The return of relative ease of breathing after the initial exhaustion that occurs during continued physical exertion.
  • n. Restored energy or strength.

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  • n. A renewed feeling of energy after a period of activity.

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

  • n. the return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion
  • n. renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking


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