Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

refection

play
noun re·fec·tion \ri-ˈfek-shən\

Definition of refection

  1. 1 :  refreshment of mind, spirit, or body; especially :  nourishment

  2. 2 a :  the taking of refreshment b :  food and drink together :  repast



Examples of refection

  1. <refections at the monastery are as spartan as the surroundings>



Origin of refection

Middle English refeccioun, from Anglo-French refectiun, from Latin refection-, refectio, from reficere to restore, from re- + facere to make — more at do


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

refection

play
noun re·fec·tion \ri-ˈfek-shən\

Medical Definition of refection

  1. 1:  satisfaction of hunger and thirst

  2. 2a:  the eating of feces especially by the animal producing themb:  spontaneous recovery of vitamin-depleted animals on a high starch diet presumably resulting from consumption of feces enriched with vitamins synthesized by intestinal bacteria




Learn More about refection


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up refection? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 100 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ