One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A substance or device that makes something fresher or cleaner.‘parsley is a natural breath freshener’‘chemicals that smell like toilet freshener’
- ‘Must we all start sticking up more citrus-blossom fresheners around the office?’
- ‘Baking soda is the best freshener I know.’
- ‘Finally, this fabric freshener freshens clothes without harsh chemicals.’
- ‘There you go—fast, natural, non-chemical, static stopper and clothes freshener.’
- ‘Instead of turning toilet water blue and hanging by a wire, the fairly large freshener hangs in the bowl on a plastic hanger.’
- ‘A room freshener is good place to start.’
- ‘The scent of smoke filled the air, the small air freshener on the desk failing to cover the smell.’
- ‘The overall effect puts the penchant on this side of the Atlantic for furry dice and tree-shaped car fresheners in some kind of context.’
- ‘Many fresheners come in spray form, allowing you to use them on an as-needed basis.’
- ‘There are samples, loads of them, from antacids to mouth fresheners.’
2North American A quantity of a drink that refills a partly full glass or cup.‘yes, thank you, I will take a freshener’
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