(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,
(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.
Foer they have refreshed my spirit and yours.1 Cor. xvi. 18.
And labor shall refresh itself with hope.Shak.
2. To make as if new; to repair; to restore.
The rest refresh the scaly snakes that folDryden. To refresh the memory, to quicken or strengthen it, as by a reference, review, memorandum, or suggestion.
The shield of Pallas, and renew their gold.
Syn. To cool; refrigerate; invigorate; revive; reanimate; renovate; renew; restore; recreate; enliven; cheer.
(Re*fresh"), n. The act of refreshing. [Obs.] Daniel.
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.