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Definition of refreshment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1refreshments [plural] drinks and small amounts of food that are provided or sold to people in a public place or at a public event Light refreshments will be served during the break. Tickets include the price of refreshments.
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) food and drinks In Waterbury, we made a short stop for refreshment. Can we offer you some refreshment? a refreshment room/kiosk/tent (humorous) liquid refreshment (= alcoholic drink)
  3. 3[uncountable] (formal) the fact of making someone feel stronger or less tired or hot a place to rest and find refreshment for mind and body
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: refreshment