Rec"re*ate (rk"r*t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recreated (-`td); p. pr. & vb. n. Recreating.] [L. recreatus, p. p. of recreate to create anew, to refresh; pref. re- re- + creare to create. See Create.]

To give fresh life to; to reanimate; to revive; especially, to refresh after wearying toil or anxiety; to relieve; to cheer; to divert; to amuse; to gratify.

Painters, when they work on white grounds, place before them colors mixed with blue and green, to recreate their eyes, white wearying . . . the sight more than any. Dryden.

St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge. Jer. Taylor.

These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent. Dr. H. More.


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Rec"re*ate, v. i.

To take recreation.

L. Addison.


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