[ rek-ree-eyt ]
/ ˈrɛk riˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing.
to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment, as restore physically or mentally.
verb (used without object), rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing.
to take recreation.
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- recovery room,
- recovery stock,
- recreation ground,
- recreation room,
- recreational drug
Origin of recreate
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/ (ˈrɛkrɪˌeɪt) /
rare to amuse (oneself or someone else)
Word Origin for recreate
C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create
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