Definition of bracing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪsɪŋ/


1Fresh and invigorating: the bracing sea air
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  • Fresh air, bracing walks, hearty food and reading are on the agenda.
  • If you need some fresh air take a bracing walk up Arthur's Seat.
  • I walked in the bracing mountain air, ate organic vegetarian meals and treated myself to two massages by an expert therapist.
2(Of a support) serving to brace a structure: bracing struts
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  • The engineers spent two years designing bracing structures that were then attached to the bridge to prevent this problem in the future.
  • All of the strut joints end in a close tolerance ball end, so that throughout the entire structure, all the loads are balanced by the bracing wires and strut alignment.
  • This takes the form of two piers connected with cross bracing struts, which also act as a ladder to the top.



sense 1.
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  • It has its eccentricities, but its characters are so bracingly, stunningly normal that its barebones and tired plot ultimately is the thing you remember the most.
  • His best pictures impress you with their combination of sensuous delight and intellectual brio - a one-two which feels bracingly fresh in today's artistic climate.
  • To complete a memorable visit, at high tide we swam in the bracingly clear waters of South Harbour.

Words that rhyme with bracing

casing, facing, lacing, placing, self-effacing, spacing, tracing

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Line breaks: bra¦cing

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