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Topic: COMPUTERS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: refreschir, from freis 'fresh'

refresh

verb
     
re‧fresh
1 [transitive] to make someone feel less tired or less hot:
A shower will refresh you.
refresh yourself (with something)
He refreshed himself with a glass of iced tea.
2

refresh somebody's memory

to make someone remember something:
I looked at the map to refresh my memory of the route.
3

refresh somebody's drink

American EnglishDFD to add more of an alcoholic drink to someone's glass [= top somebody up British English]
Can I refresh your drink?
4TD [intransitive and transitive] technicalTD if you refresh your computer screen while you are connected to the Internet, you make the screen show any new information that has arrived since you first began looking at it [= update]
refreshed adjective:
Jen returned from vacation feeling relaxed and refreshed.
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