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re-create

[ree-kree-eyt]
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verb (used with object), re-cre·at·ed, re-cre·at·ing.
  1. to create anew.
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Origin of re-create

First recorded in 1580–90; re- + create
Related formsre-cre·at·a·ble, adjectivere-cre·a·tive, adjectivere-cre·a·tor, noun
Can be confusedre-create recreate

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reproduce, remake.

recreate

[rek-ree-eyt]
verb (used with object), rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing.
  1. to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment, as restore physically or mentally.
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verb (used without object), rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing.
  1. to take recreation.
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Origin of recreate

1425–75; late Middle English recreaten < Latin recreātus (past participle of recreāre to create again, revive), equivalent to re- re- + creātus; see create
Related formsrec·re·a·tive, adjectiverec·re·a·tive·ly, adverbrec·re·a·tive·ness, nounrec·re·a·tor, noun
Can be confusedre-create recreate
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Examples from the Web for recreative

Historical Examples

  • Selected, graded, recreative indoor and outdoor games and play.iv.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • Selected, graded, recreative indoor and outdoor games and play.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • 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.

  • This reading is not tiring; it is recreative 61and stimulating.


British Dictionary definitions for recreative

recreate

verb
  1. rare to amuse (oneself or someone else)
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Derived Formsrecreative, adjectiverecreatively, adverbrecreator, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create

re-create

verb
  1. to create anew; reproduce
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Derived Formsre-creator, noun
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Word Origin and History for recreative

recreate

v.

also re-create, "to create anew," 1580s, from re- "back, again" + create. Related: Recreated; recreating; recreation.

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