Definition of recreational in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɛkriˈeɪʃənl/


1Relating to or denoting activity done for enjoyment when one is not working: money to provide recreational facilities
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  • Are there any facilities or institutions for youth leisure and recreational activities?
  • The covenant requires the land be used principally for cultural and recreational activities.
  • The day centre provides educational and recreational activities for people with learning disabilities.
1.1Relating to or denoting drugs taken on an occasional basis for enjoyment: recreational drug use some players have dallied with recreational drugs
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  • For as far back as David can remember, his mother used drugs on a recreational basis.
  • Perhaps it is like that for rock stars, but it's pretty rare that it's like that for your average recreational drug user.
  • Namely, it would be taxed in the same way as cigarettes, alcohol and other unnecessary recreational drugs.



Example sentences
  • ‘The majority of people are using these drugs recreationally and are probably under-estimating the harm they are doing to their overall life,’ he said.
  • And Inspector Mangan said that, although the public perception of ecstasy users was of clubbers and teenagers, people of all ages and walks of life take the drug recreationally.
  • They hope that if society can come to accept that marijuana has medical benefits, it will eventually accept the notion that it can be used recreationally, just like alcohol.

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