Recreative Rec"re*a`tive (r?k"r?*?`t?v), a. [Cf. F. r['e]cr['e]atif. See {Recreate}.] Tending to recreate or refresh; recreating; giving new vigor or animation; reinvigorating; giving relief after labor or pain; amusing; diverting. [1913 Webster]

Let the music of them be recreative. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] --- {Rec"re*a`tive*ly}, adv. -- {Rec"re*a`tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • recreate — recreative, adj. recreatively, adv. recreativeness, n. recreator, n. /rek ree ayt /, v., recreated, recreating. v.t. 1. to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment, as restore physically or mentally. v.i. 2. to take recreation. [1425 75; late …   Universalium

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