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Noun: bracing  brey-sing
  1. A structural member used to stiffen a framework
    - brace
Adjective: bracing  brey-sing
  1. Imparting vitality and energy
    "the bracing mountain air";
    - brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic
Verb: brace  breys
  1. Prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
    - poise
     
  2. Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel";
    - steady, stabilize, stabilise [Brit]
     
  3. Support by bracing
     
  4. Cause to be alert and energetic
    "Coffee and tea brace me";
    - stimulate, arouse, energize, energise [Brit], perk up

Derived forms: bracings

See also: invigorating

Type of: affect, beef up, fix, fortify, gear up, hold, hold up, prepare, ready, reinforcement, set, set up, strengthen, strengthener, structural member, support, sustain

Part of: framework

Encyclopedia: Bracing

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