Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.(noun)
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Use "recreation" in a sentence
"There was also a large room the Earthers allocated to what they called recreation."
"In case you do not know this game the FVPD switched to require all supervisors (except when Whitey Peters needed work) a 4 year degree in recreation which is the ultimate blow off degree that makes basket weaving seem complicated by comparison."
"Dude, if that's what you call recreation, you're either dangerously bored or seriously fucked up."