recreatory

recreation

[rek-ree-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
refreshment by means of some pastime, agreeable exercise, or the like.
2.
a pastime, diversion, exercise, or other resource affording relaxation and enjoyment.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English recreacioun (< Middle French recreation) < Latin recreātiōn- (stem of recreātiō) restoration, recovery, equivalent to recreāt(us) (see recreate) + -iōn- -ion

recreatory [rek-ree-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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recreation (ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  refreshment of health or spirits by relaxation and enjoyment
2.  an activity or pastime that promotes this
3.  a.  an interval of free time between school lessons
 b.  (as modifier): recreation period

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recreation
1390, "refreshment or curing of a person, refreshment by eating," from O.Fr. recreacion (13c.), from L. recreationem (nom. recreatio) "recovery from illness," from recreatus, pp. of recreare "to refresh, restore," from re- "again" + creare (see create). Meaning "refresh oneself
by some amusement" is first recorded c.1400; abbreviated form rec is attested from 1929. Verb recreate "to refresh by physical influence" is attested from c.1560, but not now used, probably from confusion with re-create (q.v.). Recreational is from 1656.
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