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recreate

[rek-ree-eyt] /ˈrɛk riˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), recreated, recreating.
1.
to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment, as restore physically or mentally.
verb (used without object), recreated, recreating.
2.
to take recreation.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English recreaten < Latin recreātus (past participle of recreāre to create again, revive), equivalent to re- re- + creātus; see create
Related forms
recreative, adjective
recreatively, adverb
recreativeness, noun
recreator, noun
Can be confused
re-create, recreate.
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British Dictionary definitions for recreatively

recreate

/ˈrɛkrɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(rare) to amuse (oneself or someone else)
Derived Forms
recreative, adjective
recreatively, adverb
recreator, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create
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Word Origin and History for recreatively
recreate
"to create anew," 1587, from re- "back, again" + create (q.v.).
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