recreational

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

Definition of recreational

1 :of, relating to, or characteristic of recreation
  • a recreational area
  • recreational activities
2 :of or relating to recreational drugs or their use
  • a recreational drug user
  • Colorado's burgeoning marijuana industry had struggled under its own astonishing success since legal recreational sales began Jan. 1.
  • —David Migoya

recreationally

adverb

Examples of recreational in a Sentence

  1. Marijuana is a recreational drug.

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First Known Use of recreational

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RECREATIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

recreational

play
adjective

Definition of recreational for English Language Learners

  • : done for enjoyment

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



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