refreshing

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Adjective[edit]

refreshing (comparative more refreshing, superlative most refreshing)

  1. That refreshes someone; pleasantly fresh and different; granting vitality and energy.
  2. Serving to refresh, particularly with respect to an electronic screen, or a browser window or similar computer application.
    • 2003, John Wang, Data Mining: Opportunities and Challenges, page 74:
      The polarization system has a refreshing rate that is twice the refreshing rate of the corresponding shutter system.

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Noun[edit]

refreshing (plural refreshings)

  1. The action of refresh; refreshment given or received.
    • 1821, Frederick Butler, A Complete History of the United States of America
      Notwithstanding these powerful refreshings of divine grace, the ways of Zion continued to mourn generally, throughout the New-England churches; iniquity abounded, and the hearts of many waxed cold []
  2. That which gives refreshment.

Verb[edit]

refreshing

  1. Present participle of refresh.