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fresh·en·ing

(fresh'ĕn-ing),
1. Preparation of an open, partially healed wound for secondary closure by removal of fibrin, granulations, and early scar tissue.
2. In cattle, the act of the cow coming into her milk production cycle.

freshening

a step in the process of wound repair in which fibrin, granulation, and early scar tissue are removed in preparation for secondary closure.

fresh·en·ing

(fresh'ĕn-ing)
Preparation of an open, partially healed wound for secondary closure by removal of fibrin, granulations, and early scar tissue.
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Pure silicone gum usually requires little or no freshening before filter addition; however, since reinforced gums contain some reinforcing silica filler, they should be allowed to thoroughly freshen.
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I just thought it needed freshening up to keep players on their toes.
Entrepreneur Ben Kusin invented Reviver to fill a void in the marketplace for easy, instant freshening.
has introduced a disposable, single-use toothbrush designed for on-the-go brushing and breath freshening.
Follow with a body lotion containing freshening mint or cucumber extracts to keep your skin refreshed for longer.
Shelbourne had great success when freshening up their teams over the years.
It's a hard one, it's a difficult balancing act, but I do believe with the amount of fixtures we've got, freshening it a bit might just give us an edge.
The Grocer revealed at the end of last year (December 20, p54) how Britain's most influential retailer was going up against Wrigley with its own range of breath freshening strips and boxes of sugar-free gum tablets.
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Febreze has traditionally been a popular request among military personnel, who have a strong need for the product's odor-eliminating and freshening capabilities.