Definition of recuperate
recuperationplay \-ˌkü-pə-ˈrā-shən, -ˌkyü-\ noun
Examples of recuperate in a Sentence
She took a day off to recuperate.
half the office was out today, many employees being sick or recuperating from the flu
Recent Examples of recuperate from the Web
For months, Devani struggled to recuperate under round-the-clock care at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson.
The Goodman said Friday the 76-year-old Keach has been advised by his doctors to take time to recuperate.
Never ones to think small, SuttonBeresCuller hopes that the Mini Mart City Park provides a model for how to recuperate and reuse some of the 700-plus derelict gas stations in the Puget Sound region and the 200,000 or so stations nationwide.
While the rest of the world kicks back to recuperate from a hectic holiday season, Mac users will celebrate the New (computing) Year at MACWORLD.
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Origin and Etymology of recuperate
Latin recuperatus, past participle of recuperare — more at recover
First Known Use: 1542
RECUPERATE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of recuperate for Students
: to regain health or strength
Medical Definition of recuperate
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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