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recovery

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noun re·cov·ery \ri-ˈkə-və-rē, -ˈkəv-rē\

Simple Definition of recovery

  • : the act or process of becoming healthy after an illness or injury : the act or process of recovering

  • : the act or process of returning to a normal state after a period of difficulty

  • : the return of something that has been lost, stolen, etc.

Full Definition of recovery

plural re·cov·er·ies

  1. 1 :  the act, process, or an instance of recovering; especially :  an economic upturn (as after a depression)

  2. 2 :  the process of combating a disorder (as alcoholism) or a real or perceived problem

Examples of recovery

  1. This policy may slow the pace of economic recovery.

  2. We hope for the recovery of the stolen paintings.

  3. Their mission was the recovery of the space capsule.



15th Century

First Known Use of recovery

15th century


Medical Dictionary

recovery

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noun re·cov·ery \ri-ˈkəv-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of recovery

plural re·cov·er·ies

  1. :  the act of regaining or returning toward a normal or healthy state






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