Definition of refect in English:


Pronunciation /rɪˈfɛkt/


  • 1To refresh (another, oneself), especially with food or drink; to restore from weariness or fatigue. Now rare (archaic and humorous in later use).

  • 2Zoology
    Of an animal (especially a rabbit or hare): to ingest (its own freshly passed and partially digested faeces) for redigestion.


Late 15th century; earliest use found in Hary (c1440–c1492), poet. From classical Latin refect-, past participial stem of reficere to restore, repair, to renew, to revive, to refresh (from re- + facere to make), in later use after refection.