enhanced recovery


Definition of enhanced recovery

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

Examples of enhanced recovery in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of enhanced recovery

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Enhanced recovery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enhanced%20recovery. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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