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brac·ing

(brās'ing),
In dentistry, resistance to horizontal components of masticatory force. See: component of force.
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brac·ing

(brās'ing)
In dentistry, resistance to horizontal components of masticatory force.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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It is heartbreaking, but always bracingly honest and funny.
It's enough for those of us here who love his work, who find it funny and sexy and bracingly dark, to say: We miss Leonard Cohen.
Despite the bracingly cold weather, the competitors enjoyed their ride, which was well managed by a strong team of volunteers.
Based on six years interviewing her former teachers and classmates, as well as dozens of other women who had dropped out before completing their degrees in science or found their careers less rewarding than they had hoped, "The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club" is a bracingly honest, no-holds-barred examination of the social, interpersonal, and institutional barriers confronting women (and other minorities) in the STEM fields.
This one does, and that's one reason it feels bracingly authentic.
Slovenia wasn't the sleepy retreat I'd expected - I had jumped into a postcard from Europe's New Zealand and discovered it was bracingly real.
In feature articles by arts reporter Stuart Miller ("Belly Up to the Bard," page 22) and AT associate editor Diep Tran ("If These Walls Could Talk," page 28), you'll meet a gaggle of groups that deploy their histrionic assets in bracingly unconventional ways--some serious Shakespeareans surrounded by fans who are seriously drunk; documentarians imitating museum scholars right under the scholars' noses; actors dressed up like figures in an Impressionist painting, communing with their likenesses.
Inarritu's bracingly inventive and accomplished new film about fame, relevance, self-worth and lots of other intense stuff, he's sitting in his white undies, in the middle of a dressing room.
Something like that happens with 2 Guns, which starts off bracingly cynical, moves to repetitively cynical and ends up unpleasantly cynical.
Ron Paul's two presidential campaigns brought a bracingly libertarian message about civil liberties, fiscal and monetary policy, and peace to the Republican Party, with the longtime libertarian congressman winning 2 million primary votes in 2012.
It's also brilliantly directed by Terry Zwigoff, and even with a slightly tacked on ending, it's still a bracingly black comedy.
Bastille Opera's season came to a close with a bracingly beautiful new production of Strauss's Arabella (seen Jun.