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English noun: recreation

1. recreation (act) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

SamplesScuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists.
For recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles.
Drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation.


Broader (hypernym)activity

Narrower (hyponym)amusement, antic, athletics, bathing, caper, caper, celebration, child's play, dance, dancing, entertainment, escapade, escape, escapism, eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy, festivity, frolic, fun, gambling, gambol, game, gaming, interest, jest, jocularity, joke, joke, lark, merriment, night life, nightlife, pastime, play, play, play, playfulness, prank, pursuit, put-on, romp, saltation, sport, terpsichore, trick

2. recreation (act) activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation

SamplesTime for rest and refreshment by the pool.
Days of joyous recreation with his friends.


Broader (hypernym)rejuvenation

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