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-crĕo , āvi, ātum, v. a.,
I.to make or create anew, to remake, reproduce, restore, renew (very rare; “syn.: reficio, reparo): lumen,Lucr. 5, 759; 5, 277; cf. id. 5, 323: “carnes,Plin. 34, 15, 46, § 155. — Poet.: Athenae recreaverunt vitam legesque rogarunt, transformed, reformed life (by agriculture), Lucr. 6, 3; Lact. 7, 21; Sedul. 4, 289; cf.“, of baptism,Paul. Nol. C. 21, 465; and, jocosely: illic homo homines non alit, verum educat Recreatque, he does not merely feed men, but fattens and transforms them (by much eating), Plaut. Men. 1, 1, 23. —
II. In gen., to restore to a good condition, to revive, refresh, recruit, invigorate in body or mind; and, mid., to become refreshed or recruited, to recover, revive (freq. and class.; syn.: reficio, relevo, erigo, confirmo).
A. In body: propterea capitur cibus, ut suffulciat artus Et recreet vires interdatus, Lucr. 4, 868; cf. Plin. 12, 1, 2, § 4: “voculam,Cic. Att. 2, 23, 1: “ex vulnere,id. Inv. 2, 51, 154; Liv. 29, 18: “ex gravi morbo,Cic. Red. ad Quir. 1, 4: “aspectu smaragdi recreatur acies,Plin. 37, 5, 16, § 63: “lassitudines,id. 22, 13, 15, § 32; cf. “defectionem,Tac. A. 6, 50: “leni vento umerum,Hor. C. 3, 20, 13: “arbor aestivā recreatur aurā,id. ib. 1, 22, 18: “tenuatum corpus,id. S. 2, 2, 84: “potorem squillis,id. ib. 2, 4, 58: “semivivum ex acie elatum,Nep. Eum. 4, 4: “fessos maniplos,Sil. 17, 194.—
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