re|fresh|ment [ rı`freʃmənt ] noun FORMAL
refreshments plural something to eat or drink during an event such as a meeting or party:
Refreshments will be provided in the cafeteria.
Refreshments are being sold in the lobby.
a. uncount the state of feeling more lively and comfortable, especially after eating or drinking something

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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