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Definition of freshen:

  1. To grow brisk or strong; as, the wind freshens.
  2. To grow fresh; to lose saltness.
  3. To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salt; as, to freshen water, fish, or flesh.
  4. To refresh; to revive.
  5. To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to prevent chafing; as, to freshen a hawse.


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