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recreation

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌrek.riˈeɪ.ʃən/

recreation noun [C or U] (ENJOYMENT)

B2 (a way of) enjoying yourself when you are not working: His favourite recreations are golf and playing Scrabble. Emma's only form of recreation seems to be shopping.
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recreation noun [C or U] (MAKE AGAIN)

the act of making something exist or happen again: a recreation of one of the most famous events in history
recreational
adjective uk   us   /-əl/
C2 recreational activities/facilities/interests
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