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rec·re·ate 1

v. rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing, rec·re·ates
v. tr.
To impart fresh life to; refresh mentally or physically.
v. intr.
To take recreation.

[Middle English recreaten, from Latin recreāre, recreāt- : re-, re- + creāre, to create; see create.]

rec′re·a′tive adj.

re·cre·ate 2

also re-create (rē′krē-āt′)
tr.v. re·cre·at·ed, re·cre·at·ing, re·cre·ates also re-cre·at·ed, re-cre·at·ing, re-cre·ates
To create (something) again; duplicate; replicate.


[ˈrekrɪˌeɪtɪv] ADJrecreativo


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But chiefly, let the music of them be recreative, and with some strange changes.
Is much applauded and encouraged; goes out of the room as Swills; comes in as the coroner (not the least in the world like him); describes the inquest, with recreative intervals of piano-forte accompaniment, to the refrain: With his (the coroner's) tippy tol li doll, tippy tol lo doll, tippy tol li doll, Dee!
Besides, I had written a string of successful books, and society demands some portion of the recreative hours of a fellow that writes books.
With passionate voice: recreative singing in 16th-century England and Italy.
Le ministre devait egalement inspecter, au cours de sa tournee a Constantine, la foret recreative d'El Meridj, pres d'El Khroub, l'Institut technique des grandes cultures, deux exploitations agricoles et une laiterie relevant du groupe Giplait.
C omme a son accoutumee, le conseil des oeuvres sociales de l'Office national d'electricite a organise, recemment, une sympathique journee recreative au village d'estivage d'Agadir.
When it is asserted that the value of recreative procedures has been widely accepted' (p.
The rest of the majority opinion is, in my view, an extended dictum, which seems to say that the assumption of risk defense is largely if not entirely limited to cases involving "athletic and recreative activities.
NEVER in the history of football has a season opened under such gloom as the one on the threshold of which we now stand, and never before has the great national game had such an opportunity of justifying its hold on the public as a recreative sport and a beneficial counterirritant to the anxieties of this workaday world.
While the building turns inwards on the face with car circulation, with its face towards the recreative green space it expends outwards.
The immediate consequence, according to Taruskin, was a clear-cut line of demarcation, an aesthetic and practical dictate that demanded a hard and fast distinction between the creative and recreative roles.