Definition of recreational
- a recreational area
- recreational activities
- 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
Marijuana is a recreational drug.
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: done for enjoyment
of a drug : used for pleasure instead of for medical purposes
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