recovery

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noun re·cov·ery \ri-ˈkə-və-rē, -ˈkəv-rē\

Definition of recovery

plural

recoveries

  1. 1 :  the act, process, or an instance of recovering; especially :  an economic upturn (as after a depression)

  2. 2 :  the process of combating a disorder (such as alcoholism) or a real or perceived problem

Examples of recovery in a Sentence

  1. This policy may slow the pace of economic recovery.

  2. We hope for the recovery of the stolen paintings.

  3. Their mission was the recovery of the space capsule.

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First Known Use of recovery

15th century



RECOVERY Defined for English Language Learners

recovery

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Definition of recovery for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

recovery

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noun re·cov·ery \ri-ˈkə-və-rē, -ˈkəv-rē\

Definition of recovery for Students

plural

recoveries

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


Medical Dictionary

recovery

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noun re·cov·ery \ri-ˈkəv-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of recovery

plural

recoveries

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


Law Dictionary

recovery

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noun re·cov·ery \ri-ˈkə-və-rē\

Legal Definition of recovery

plural

recoveries

  1. 1 :  the act, process, or fact of recovering

  2. 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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