Pronunciation: (brā'sing), [key]
1. strengthening; invigorating: This mountain air is bracing.
2. of, pertaining to, or serving as a brace.
1. a brace.
2. braces collectively: The bracing on this scaffold is weak.
3. material, as timber, used for braces.
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