refection

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re·fec·tion

noun \ri-ˈfek-shən\

Definition of REFECTION

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

re·fec·tion

noun \ri-ˈfek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REFECTION

1
: satisfaction of hunger and thirst
2
a : the eating of feces especially by the animal producing them b : spontaneous recovery of vitamin-depleted animals on a high starch diet presumably resulting from consumption of feces enriched with vitamins synthesized by intestinal bacteria

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