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Invigorating or stimulating in nature
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“This branch of a Phuket restaurant feels authentic in every way, from the enticing aromas emanating from the kitchen to the bracing sounds of Thai pop music blaring from the sound system.”
Revitalizing or refreshing, especially to one's health or body
“Some thought the bracing winds originating in heavily forested tracts northwest of the region were responsible for the lower incidence of contagious diseases among northern compared with southern colonists.”
Rather cold or chilly
“It was a storm racked with savage thunder and lightning and atop it rode a young man, standing as a pirate would upon a ship's deck against the bracing winds and rolling sea.”
Characterized by windy or stormy conditions
The action of strengthening the defenses or security of
Present participle for to make something stronger or firmer, literally or figuratively
“Full-height, double-glazed sheets brace the structure and barely divide interior from exterior.”
Present participle for to bind, tie or fasten tightly or closely
“The women brace and bind their feet from their infancy, and have very little feet as a result.”
Present participle for to (attempt to) stay balanced by holding or leaning against something
“Her legs were in a ridiculous bunch at the edge of her bed, while her arms groped blindly for a sturdy surface to brace her body.”
Present participle for to tighten, or to put in a state of tension
“Be sure you brace your arms so that they, in turn, can provide rigid support for the hands.”
Present participle for to prepare oneself (or others) emotionally or mentally, especially for something challenging
“He tried to brace himself for the news, but he still trembled in anticipation.”
Present participle for to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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“The leading cadres of the party should brace their spirits and strengthen their confidence.”
Present participle for to act in preparation for something
Present participle for to resist or endure (something) successfully
Present participle for to fix or hold securely in place
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Present participle for to make or become physically hard or harder
Present participle for to make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
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