[ rek-ree-ey-shuh n ]
/ ˌrɛk riˈeɪ ʃən /
refreshment by means of some pastime, agreeable exercise, or the like.
a pastime, diversion, exercise, or other resource affording relaxation and enjoyment.
Origin of recreation
Related formsrec·re·a·to·ry [rek-ree-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈrɛk ri əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for recreatory
/ (ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃən) /
refreshment of health or spirits by relaxation and enjoyment
an activity or pastime that promotes this
- an interval of free time between school lessons
- (as modifier)recreation period
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