enhanced recovery

noun

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, "The 'mighty mice' that went to space could help protect astronauts' muscles and bones," 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, "Scientists repurposed the EEG to detect brain activity in comatose patients," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of enhanced recovery

1970, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2020

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“Enhanced recovery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enhanced%20recovery. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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