something that refreshes, especially food or drink.
refreshments, articles or portions of food or drink, especially for a light meal.
the act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed.

1350–1400; Middle English refresshement < Middle French refreschement. See refresh, -ment

3. invigoration, rejuvenation, renewal. Unabridged
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refreshment (rɪˈfrɛʃmənt)
1.  the act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed
2.  (plural) snacks and drinks served as a light meal

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Example sentences
After the play, the host serves snacks and refreshments.
The museum gift shop serves a limited menu of refreshments and offers a variety of unique and educational souvenirs.
The requirements prescribe limits for meals and refreshments served at breaks.
Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.
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