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freshen

fresh·en

freshen

pronunciation:
fre shn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
freshen up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: freshened, freshening, freshens
definition 1: to cause to be fresh; renew.
similar words:
revive
definition 2: to extract the saltiness from.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become fresh or renewed.
similar words:
revive
definition 2: of a cow, to give birth and thus produce milk.
phrase: freshen up
Word Parts
The word freshen contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.