bracing

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Verb[edit]

bracing

  1. present participle of brace

Adjective[edit]

bracing (comparative more bracing, superlative most bracing)

  1. Invigorating or stimulating.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 13
      Gaining the more open water, the bracing breeze waxed fresh; the little Moss tossed the quick foam from her bows, as a young colt his snortings.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
      The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed.

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Noun[edit]

bracing (plural bracings)

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  1. A brace.
  2. (US) A form of the military attention stance.

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