2. To refresh; to revive.
3. 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, 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.
Origin: Freshened; freshening.