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  • v. Present participle of freshen.
  • n. The act by which something is freshened.


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  • All Challengers get a chassis, interior, and powertrain freshening for 2011, and we've had a chance to sample a couple of examples at our test track and came away favorably impressed.

    Chrysler previews factory hot rods ahead of SEMA show

  • Mazda and Honda are Japan's best engineering-oriented carmakers. 3's 2010 iteration will get a cosmetic "freshening" and more horsepower. 2009 models 'mileage ranges from 18 city to 32 highway, depending on model;' 09 pricing begins at $14,690.

    Ten most significant import cars, 2008 and beyond

  • Mr. WILSON: Well, I'd say the main thing that's new this time around is the kind of freshening up of the beat more than anything else.

    Janet Jackson's Big on 'Discipline'

  • All those with whom he had ever been brought in contact, Dad told me, might possibly allow that the wind was "freshening," perhaps, or

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • Researchers believe that the melting of glacial ice could be contributing to the ocean becoming less saline, or "freshening", and warmer - potentially leading to changes in the circulation of the seas. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "Especially during the winter months you've got this lush bunch of green lettuce that's growing in the window and kind of freshening the air in your apartment and it actually just looks pretty."

    NPR Topics: News

  • Producers, however, must walk a delicate line in freshening up the holiday standard.

    Nutcracker Inc.

  • He got up from the breakfast table, mumbling something to his wife about “freshening up” before eating, and went into the bathroom again.

    Dr. Norm O. Pathy, M.D.

  • Outside of the new pickup, and a minor freshening on a couple of their sedans; their closest new product is at least two years out, and Fiat is 12-18 months away from having any of their European market cars federalized for sale.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Chrysler Update

  • Mount Kimbie, a duo comprising Dom Maker and Kai Campos, seem inclined towards the last of these, their great 2010 album Crooks & Lovers retaining this music's minicab-journey vibe, all deep bass and vocal samples, while freshening things up with random clicks, static bursts and hooks.

    This week's new live music


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  • My adjectival use: 'A storm may follow this freshening wind.'

    August 22, 2011