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refreshment

[ri-fresh-muh nt] /rɪˈfrɛʃ mənt/
noun
1.
something that refreshes, especially food or drink.
2.
refreshments, articles or portions of food or drink, especially for a light meal.
3.
the act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed.
Origin of refreshment
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English refresshement < Middle French refreschement. See refresh, -ment
Synonyms
3. invigoration, rejuvenation, renewal.
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refreshment

/rɪˈfrɛʃmənt/
noun
1.
the act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed
2.
(pl) snacks and drinks served as a light meal
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n.

late 14c., "act or fact of refreshing," originally mental and spiritual, from Old French refreschement (Modern French rafraîchissement, from refreschier (see refresh). Refreshments, of food and drink only, from 1660s.

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