enhanced recovery

noun

: the extraction of oil from a nearly exhausted well by methods more costly and complex than waterflooding alone

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After returning to Earth, mice receiving the receptor treatment also showed an enhanced recovery of muscle mass. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 7 Sep. 2020 Scientists still have a ways to go in terms of predicting and enhancing recovery from neurological injuries, Rosenow added. Michelle Lou, CNN, 27 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enhanced recovery was in 1970

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“Enhanced recovery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enhanced%20recovery. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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