- to create anew.
Origin of re-create
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- to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment, as restore physically or mentally.
- to take recreation.
Origin of recreate
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Examples from the Web for recreative
Selected, graded, recreative indoor and outdoor games and play.iv.
Selected, graded, recreative indoor and outdoor games and play.
The social and recreative side of rural life must be developed.The Challenge of the Country
George Walter Fiske
The third method of developing the country community is recreative.The Evolution of the Country Community
Warren H. Wilson
This reading is not tiring; it is recreative 61and stimulating.Forging Ahead in Business
- rare to amuse (oneself or someone else)
C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create
- to create anew; reproduce
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Word Origin and History for recreative
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