Definition of bracing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrāsiNG/


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.
invigorating, refreshing, stimulating, energizing, exhilarating, reviving, restorative, rejuvenating, revitalizing, rousing, fortifying, strengthening;
fresh, brisk, keen
2 [attributive] (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.



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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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Syllabification: brac·ing

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