recovery

noun
re·​cov·​ery | \ ri-ˈkə-və-rē How to pronounce recovery (audio) , -ˈkəv-rē \
plural recoveries

Definition of recovery

1 : the act, process, or an instance of recovering especially : an economic upturn (as after a depression)
2 : the process of combating a disorder (such as alcoholism) or a real or perceived problem

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Examples of recovery in a Sentence

This policy may slow the pace of economic recovery. We hope for the recovery of the stolen paintings. Their mission was the recovery of the space capsule.
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Recent Examples on the Web The Italian economy will contract 10% in 2020 and make a partial recovery next year with growth of 4.8%, Confindustria said in a report published Saturday. Sonia Sirletti, Bloomberg.com, "Italy’s Confindustria Sees Economy Shrinking 10% This Year," 10 Oct. 2020 The Memphis commitment later followed that up with touchdown runs of three and one yard while also coming up with a strip and a second fumble recovery from his usual linebacker spot. Josh Preston, NOLA.com, "Andrew Jones plays offense and defense to lead comeback for Ehret against West Jefferson," 9 Oct. 2020 Two officers were later taken to a hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation but were expected to make a full recovery, Reynolds said. Chelsea Curtis, The Arizona Republic, "Man arrested on suspicion of setting fire to his own Scottsdale apartment," 8 Oct. 2020 On the menu today: investors betting on a strong recovery, ESG everywhere, and Big Tech antitrust. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "The Capital Note: Yield Curve, Corporations & Climate," 8 Oct. 2020 After a massive loss of nearly $800 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended last spring, Nike showed a strong recovery over the summer. oregonlive, "Nike layoffs get underway ending weeks of uncertainty," 7 Oct. 2020 Powell and others have long cautioned that a stable recovery depends on controlling the virus and that monetary policy cannot rescue the economy alone. Washington Post, "Fed forecasts gloomier economic recovery without more relief from Congress," 7 Oct. 2020 Speaking Monday in Little Havana, Biden was careful to continue to wish Trump a speedy recovery but also criticized his administration’s response to the pandemic. Anchorage Daily News, "Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus," 6 Oct. 2020 Strong financial support from the government and the Federal Reserve have spurred a solid recovery from the pandemic recession, but the rebound may falter without further aid, Fed Chair Jerome Powell warned Tuesday. Arkansas Online, "Fed's Powell: Lack of further stimulus imperils recovery," 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of recovery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Recovery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recovery. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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recovery

noun
How to pronounce recovery (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of recovery

: the act or process of becoming healthy after an illness or injury : the act or process of recovering
: the act or process of returning to a normal state after a period of difficulty
: the return of something that has been lost, stolen, etc.

recovery

noun
re·​cov·​ery | \ ri-ˈkə-və-rē How to pronounce recovery (audio) , -ˈkəv-rē \
plural recoveries

Kids Definition of recovery

: the act or process of regaining or returning to a normal or usual state She made a full recovery.

recovery

noun
re·​cov·​ery | \ ri-ˈkəv-(ə-)rē How to pronounce recovery (audio) \
plural recoveries

Medical Definition of recovery

: the act of regaining or returning toward a normal or healthy state

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recovery

noun
re·​cov·​ery | \ ri-ˈkə-və-rē How to pronounce recovery (audio) \
plural recoveries

Legal Definition of recovery

1 : the act, process, or fact of recovering
2a : the obtaining, getting back, or vindication of a right or property by judgment or decree especially : the obtaining of damages
b : an amount awarded by or collected as a result of a judgment or decree

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