The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Recreate \Rec"re*ate\ (rk"r*t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recreated
(-`td); p. pr. & vb. n. Recreating.] [L. recreatus, p. p.
of recreate to create anew, to refresh; pref. re- re- +
creare to create. See Create.]
To give fresh life to; to reanimate; to revive; especially,
to refresh after wearying toil or anxiety; to relieve; to
cheer; to divert; to amuse; to gratify.
Painters, when they work on white grounds, place before
them colors mixed with blue and green, to recreate
their eyes, white wearying . . . the sight more than
St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a
tame partridge. --Jer. Taylor.
These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their
aromatic scent. --Dr. H. More.