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bracing

 
Adjective bracing has 1 sense
  1. bracing, brisk, energizing, energising, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic - imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
    Antonym: debilitating (indirect, via invigorating)
Noun bracing has 1 sense
  1. brace, bracing - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
    --1 is a kind of structural member; strengthener, reinforcement
    --1 is a part of framework, frame, framing
    --1 has particulars:
     crosspiece; gusset, gusset plate; guy, guy cable, guy rope; stay; stringer; strut; tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper
    Derived form: verb brace3
Verb brace has 4 senses
  1. brace, poise - prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
    --1 is one way to fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. brace, steady, stabilize, stabilise - support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
    --2 is one way to strengthen, beef up, fortify
    Derived form: noun brace1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. brace - support by bracing
    --3 is one way to
    hold, support, sustain, hold up
    Derived forms: noun brace1, noun brace9, noun bracing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up - cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
    --4 is one way to affect
    Derived form: noun bracer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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