Freshen

Definition of Freshen

Fresh´en
v. t.1.To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salty; as, to freshen water, fish, or flesh.
[imp. & p. p. Freshened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Freshening ]
2.To refresh; to revive.
3.(Naut.) To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to prevent chafing; as, to freshen a hawse.
To freshen ballast
(Naut.) to shift Or restore it.
To freshen the hawse
to pay out a little more cable, so as to bring the chafe on another part.
To freshen the way
to increase the speed of a vessel.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
v. i.1.To grow fresh; to lose saltness.
2.To grow brisk or strong; as, the wind freshens.

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