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bracing

brac·ing

bracing

 
pronunciation:
breI sIng
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: invigorating; energizing; stimulating.
a bracing walk
synonyms:
brisk, energizing, invigorating, refreshing, stimulating
similar words:
restorative
definition 2: serving as a brace.
similar words:
supportive
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part of speech: noun
definition: one brace, a system of braces, or the material used for braces.
synonyms:
framework, strut, support
similar words:
bracket, frame, framing, scaffolding
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derivations: bracingly (adv.), bracingness (n.)