"bracing" in the noun sense
1. brace, bracing
a structural member used to stiffen a framework
"bracing" in the verb sense
1. brace, poise
prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
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"
support by bracing
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"
"bracing" in the adjective sense
1. bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic
imparting vitality and energy
"the bracing mountain air"
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