recovering

adjective

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

First Known Use of recovering

1977


RECOVERING Defined for English Language Learners

recovering

adjective

Definition of recovering for English Language Learners

  • : 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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