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REFRESH', verb transitive [See Fresh.]

1. To cool; to allay heat.

A dew coming after a heat refresheth.

2. To give new strength to; to invigorate; to relieve after fatigue; as, to refresh the body. A man or a beast is refreshed by food and rest. Exodus 23:12.

3. To revive; to reanimate after depression; to cheer; to enliven.

For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. 1 Corinthians 16:18.

4. To improve by new touches any thing impaired.

The rest refresh the scaly snakes.

5. To revive what is drooping; as, rain refreshes the plants.

REFRESH', noun Act of refreshing. [Not used.]