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freshenverb

 us   /ˈfreʃ·ən/
  • freshen verb (MAKE PLEASANT)

[T] to make something more clean and pleasant: These mints are supposed to freshen your breath.
  • freshen verb (MAKE COOL)

[I/T] to make the air cleaner or cooler: [T] She opened a window to freshen the room. [I] The wind freshened (= became stronger and cooler) and dragged my hair across my eyes.
  • freshen verb (ADD MORE)

[T] to add more to someone's alcoholic drink: Can I freshen your drink ?
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(Definition of freshen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"freshen" in British English

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freshenverb

uk   /ˈfreʃ.ən/  us   /ˈfreʃ.ən/
  • freshen verb (AIR)

[T] (also freshen up) to make something cleaner and/or cooler: She opened a window to freshen up the room.
[I] UK If a wind freshens, it becomes stronger and cooler: The wind is expected to freshen as it moves in from the east.
freshener
noun [C] uk   /ˈfreʃ.ən.ər/  us   /ˈfreʃ.ən.ɚ/
(Definition of freshen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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