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freshen

verb uk   /ˈfreʃ.ən/ us  

freshen verb (AIR)

[T] (also freshen up) to make something cleaner and/or cooler: She opened a window to freshen up the room. [I] If a wind freshens, it becomes stronger and cooler: The wind is expected to freshen as it moves in from the east.

freshen verb (DRINK)

[T] mainly US (also freshen up) If you freshen someone's especially alcoholic drink, you add more to it: Here, let me freshen your drink.
freshener
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
(Definition of freshen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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