A meal or the food eaten or provided at a meal.
v. re·past·ed, re·past·ing, re·pasts
To eat or feast.
To give food to.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin repāstus, from past participle of repāscere, to feed : re-, re- + Latin pāscere, to feed; see pā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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