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

Examples of recovering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of ignoring that muscle or ligament strain, see a qualified health care provider and expect to spend a few weeks to a month or more recovering, depending on the severity of the injury, your age and other factors. Melanie Radzicki Mcmanus, CNN, 10 Aug. 2022 Your Socialist Government spending flooded a recovering post COVID economy and created inflation! Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 8 June 2022 The Omaha police officer shot twice by a shoplifting suspect at Nebraska’s largest mall Friday is stable and recovering, police announced Saturday. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 14 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of recovering

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recovering was in 1977

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Last Updated

16 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Recovering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recovering. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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