|1.||[ noun ] an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates|
"scuba 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"
|Related terms:||activity pastime game sport fun dancing entertainment gambling celebration music escape play play antic jest bathing eurhythmics eurhythmics escapade play|
|2.||[ noun ] activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation|
"time for rest and refreshment by the pool" "days of joyous recreation with his friends"
|Related terms:||rejuvenation enliven|