[ri-fek-shuh n]


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 formsre·fec·tive, adjectivere·fec·to·ri·al [ree-fek-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌri fɛkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for refection

Historical Examples of refection

  • Her prolonged immobility disturbed the comfort of his refection.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • Great preparations had been made for the refection which was to be part of the entertainment.

    Elsie Venner

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke

  • Barley bread and water, or a little milk, was his only refection.

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

    Barbara Lynn

    Emily J. Jenkinson

British Dictionary definitions for refection



refreshment with food and drink

Word Origin for refection

C14: from Latin refectiō a restoring, from reficere to remake, from re- + facere to make
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