from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Invigorating or refreshing; strengthening: a bracing tonic.
- n. A support; a brace.
- n. Braces considered as a group.
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- v. Present participle of brace.
- adj. invigorating or stimulating
- n. a brace
- n. a form of the military attention stance
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Imparting strength or tone; strengthening; invigorating.
- n. The act of strengthening, supporting, or propping, with a brace or braces; the state of being braced.
- n. Any system of braces; braces, collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the quality of giving strength or tone; invigorating: as, a bracing air.
- n. The act of one that braces, or the state of being braced.
- n. In engineering, a system of braces: as, the bracing of a truss.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a structural member used to stiffen a framework
- adj. imparting vitality and energy
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Perhaps most bracing is the open struggle its hero wages against his own well-earned cynicism.
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This is most commonly referred to as bracing and should be performed during any type of lifting.
The bracing is a traditional, minimalist ukulele type which is perfectly adequate to support the light weight, type of string tension and produce a small but rich tone.