recovering

adjective
re·​cov·​er·​ing | \ ri-ˈkə-və-riŋ How to pronounce recovering (audio) , -ˈkəv-riŋ\

Definition of recovering

: being in the process of overcoming a disorder or shortcoming a recovering alcoholic a still-bookish recovering academic with a tendency to live in his head— Jon Spayde

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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recovering

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of recovering

: in a state in which you have stopped or are trying to stop a behavior (such as drinking alcohol or using drugs) that you have been doing for a long time and that is harmful to you

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