recuperate

verb re·cu·per·ate \ ri-ˈkü-pə-ˌrāt , -ˈkyü- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of recuperate

recuperated; recuperating
transitive verb
1 :to get back :regain
2 :to bring back into use or currency :revive
  • recuperate old traditions
intransitive verb
:to regain a former state or condition; especially :to recover health or strength

recuperation

play \ri-ˌkü-pə-ˈrā-shən, -ˌkyü-\ noun

Examples of recuperate in a Sentence

  1. She took a day off to recuperate.

  2. half the office was out today, many employees being sick or recuperating from the flu

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Origin and Etymology of recuperate

Latin recuperatus, past participle of recuperare — more at recover


RECUPERATE Defined for English Language Learners

recuperate

verb

Definition of recuperate for English Language Learners

  • : to return to normal health or strength after being sick, injured, etc.

  • : to get back (money that has been spent, invested, lost, etc.)


RECUPERATE Defined for Kids

recuperate

verb re·cu·per·ate \ ri-ˈkü-pə-ˌrāt , -ˈkyü- \

Definition of recuperate for Students

recuperated; recuperating
:to regain health or strength

Medical Dictionary

recuperate

verb re·cu·per·ate \ ri-ˈk(y)ü-pə-ˌrāt \

medical Definition of recuperate

recuperated; recuperating
transitive verb
:to get back or recover
  • recuperating health and strength after pneumonia
intransitive verb
:to recover health or strength
  • time to recuperate after major surgery


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