To refresh the memory, to quicken or strengthen it, as by a reference, review, memorandum, or suggestion.

Syn. — To cool; refrigerate; invigorate; revive; reanimate; renovate; renew; restore; recreate; enliven; cheer.

(Re*fresh"), n. The act of refreshing. [Obs.] Daniel.

(Re*fresh"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, refreshes.

2. (Law) An extra fee paid to counsel in a case that has been adjourned from one term to another, or that is unusually protracted.

Ten guineas a day is the highest refresher which a counsel can charge.
London Truth.

(Re*fran`gi*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. réfrangibilité.] The quality of being refrangible.

(Re*fran"gi*ble) a. [Cf. F. réfrangible. See Refract.] Capable of being refracted, or turned out of a direct course, in passing from one medium to another, as rays of light.Re*fran"gi*ble*ness, n.

(Ref`re*na"tion) n. [L. refrenatio. See Refrain, v. t.] The act of refraining. [Obs.]

(Re*fresh") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refreshed (-fr?sht"); p. pr. & vb. n. Refreshing.] [OE. refreshen, refreschen, OF. refreschir (cf. OF. rafraischir, rafreschir, F. rafrachir); pref. re- re- + fres fresh. F. frais. See Fresh, a.]

1. To make fresh again; to restore strength, spirit, animation, or the like, to; to relieve from fatigue or depression; to reinvigorate; to enliven anew; to reanimate; as, sleep refreshes the body and the mind. Chaucer.

Foer they have refreshed my spirit and yours.
1 Cor. xvi. 18.

And labor shall refresh itself with hope.

2. To make as if new; to repair; to restore.

The rest refresh the scaly snakes that fol
The shield of Pallas, and renew their gold.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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