To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salt; as, to freshen water, fish, or flesh.
- To become fresh, as in vigor or appearance: freshened up after the day's work.
- To become brisk; increase in strength. Used of the wind.
- To lose saltiness.
- To calve and therefore begin to produce milk. Used of a cow.
- To make fresh.
- To add to or strengthen (a drink).