Etymology
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freshen (v.)

1690s, "grow brisk, grow stronger" (intransitive), from fresh (adj.1) + -en (1). The earlier verb was simply fresh (mid-14c.). Transitive sense "refresh, revive, renew" is from 1749. Of a drink, "to top off," from 1961. Related: Freshened; freshening.

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Definitions of freshen

freshen (v.)
make (to feel) fresh;
Synonyms: refresh
freshen (v.)
become or make oneself fresh again;
She freshened up after the tennis game
Synonyms: refresh / refreshen / freshen up
freshen (v.)
make fresh again;
Synonyms: refresh / refreshen
From wordnet.princeton.edu