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recreational

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adjective rec·re·a·tion·al \ˌre-krē-ˈā-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

Simple Definition of recreational

  • : done for enjoyment

  • of a drug : used for pleasure instead of for medical purposes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of recreational

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of recreation

  2. 2 :  of or relating to recreational drugs or their use

Examples of recreational in a sentence

  1. Marijuana is a recreational drug.



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