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.)
Full Definition of recuperate
recuperationplay \-ˌkü-pə-ˈrā-shən, -ˌkyü-\ noun
Examples of recuperate in a sentence
She took a day off to recuperate.
<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
Definition of recuperate for Students
: to regain health or strength
Medical Definition of recuperate
transitive verb: to get back or recover <recuperating health and strength after pneumonia>
intransitive verb: to recover health or strength <time to recuperate after major surgery>
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