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1. Refreshment with food and drink.
2. A light meal or repast.
3. Reingestion of fecal material to obtain nutrients, as is practiced by rabbits and rats.
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refreshment with food and drink
[C14: from Latin refectiō a restoring, from reficere to remake, from re- + facere to make]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the act of being refreshed, esp. with food or drink.
2. a portion of food or drink; repast.
[1300–50; Middle English refeccioun < Latin refectiō restoration =refec-, variant s. of reficere (see refect) + -tiō -tion]
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