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recuperate

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verb re·cu·per·ate \ri-ˈkü-pə-ˌrāt, -ˈkyü-\

Simple Definition of recuperate

  • : to return to normal health or strength after being sick, injured, etc.

  • : to get back (money that has been spent, invested, lost, etc.)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of recuperate

recuperated

recuperating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to get back :  regain

  3. 2 :  to bring back into use or currency :  revive <recuperate old traditions>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to regain a former state or condition; especially :  to recover health or strength

recuperation

play \-ˌkü-pə-ˈrā-shən, -ˌkyü-\ noun

Examples of recuperate in a sentence

  1. She took a day off to recuperate.

  2. <half the office was out today, many employees being sick or recuperating from the flu>



Origin and Etymology of recuperate

Latin recuperatus, past participle of recuperare — more at recover


First Known Use: 1542


RECUPERATE Defined for Kids

recuperate

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verb re·cu·per·ate \ri-ˈkü-pə-ˌrāt, -ˈkyü-\

Definition of recuperate for Students

recuperated

recuperating

  1. :  to regain health or strength




Medical Dictionary

recuperate

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verb re·cu·per·ate \ri-ˈk(y)ü-pə-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of recuperate

recuperated

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recuperating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to get back or recover <recuperating health and strength after pneumonia>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to recover health or strength <time to recuperate after major surgery>





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