Recorded since 1665; either directly or via Middle English refreschement, from Old French refrescher (12th century; modern French rafraîchir), itself from re- (“again”) + fresche (“fresh”) (modern French frais; from a Germanic source, cognate with Old High German frisc, modern German frisch, Dutch fris, etc.)
- The action of refreshing; a means of restoring strength, energy or vigour.
- A light snack or drink.
- All refreshments will be provided by the hosts.
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