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[ri-fek-shuh n] /rɪˈfɛk ʃən/
refreshment, especially with food or drink.
a portion of food or drink; repast.
Origin of refection
1300-50; Middle English refeccioun < Latin refectiōn- (stem of refectiō) restoration, equivalent to refect(us) (see refect) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
refective, adjective
[ree-fek-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌri fɛkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
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  • Hal conceded a short stop, at a solitary tavern, for a refection of beer and barley-cakes.

    A Gentleman Player Robert Neilson Stephens
  • Great preparations had been made for the refection which was to be part of the entertainment.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • This refection kept up strength and did not draw blood from the brain, as must a less easily digested one.

  • The refection was duly consumed, and the waggon rolled its way down the hill.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
  • Then, after ordering a refection for the traveller, came the question what he had been doing.

    Magnum Bonum Charlotte M. Yonge
  • During this refection, the young men made known the object of their visit.

  • And it is good; it is a refection for the gods—certain selected gods.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • I bought half-a-dozen oranges from a boy, for oranges and nuts were the only refection to be had.

    Across the Plains Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "We'll take our refection in the open air," said Timothy putting his head in at the door.

    Barbara Lynn Emily J. Jenkinson
  • For our refection we paid sixpence each, but for our edification we are still, and hope ever to be, in debt.

    Seven English Cities William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for refection


refreshment with food and drink
Word Origin
C14: from Latin refectiō a restoring, from reficere to remake, from re- + facere to make
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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