from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being, or pertaining to, recreation.
  • adj. Creating anew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to recreate or refresh; recreating; giving new vigor or animation; reinvigorating; giving relief after labor or pain; amusing; diverting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to recreate; refreshing: giving now vigor or animation; giving relief after labor or pain; amusing; diverting.


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  • But Smith said the majority did not adequately define just what those activities are or attempt to answer questions Lippman's ruling poses, such as why the Lake George youth's banister-sliding was not "recreative"? - Newswire

  • Besides, I had written a string of successful books, and society demands some portion of the recreative hours of a fellow that writes books.

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  • The band really started as a recreative side-project for all of us.

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  • The right to decide, and the means to achieve it, whether and when sexual intercourse shall be recreative or procreative.

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  • Memory is a recreative process — if you want your last memory of someone to be happy, just pick a happy memory.


  • To use it to refer to purely recreative interracial sex is to use the term falsely, unless of course, the kink is for unsafe interracial sex that leads to pregnancy.


  • Cats - invariably female - were Egyptian symbols for female sexuality and the recreative force, embodied in such goddesses as Bast (Bastet) and the powerful and ancient lioness-headed Sekhmet (Sakhmet), an aspect of equally ancient goddess Hathor (Het-hert), often depicted as a cow-headed woman.

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  • The difference lies in whether the culture prefers them to be available for procreative or recreative sex, not in whether they are actally respected as human beings.


  • One is able to intentionally disabuse oneself of mechanically-acquired habits and attitudes that lead to misunderstanding, incompetence, and incomplete or distorted compassion, and take action that is creative novel rather than merely recreative or repetitive.

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  • But chiefly, let the music of them be recreative, and with some strange changes.

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