re·​cu·​per·​a·​tive | \ ri-ˈkü-pə-ˌrā-tiv How to pronounce recuperative (audio) , -ˈkyü-, -p(ə-)rə-tiv \

Definition of recuperative

1 : of or relating to recuperation recuperative powers
2 : aiding in recuperation : restorative

Examples of recuperative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The program enrolls them into on-site residential programs that include training and support, recuperative care, stabilization, employment, pre-treatment, Veterans’ programs and more. AccessAtlanta, 2 June 2022 Housing for Health now has more than 700 beds for recuperative care across the county, with more in the works. Emily Alpert Reyesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 For example, Escondido’s beds earmarked for such purposes as recuperative care — after a homeless patient is released from the hospital — substance abuse treatment for men, and emergency shelter are all at or near capacity, Anglea said. Joe Tash, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Jan. 2022 Once that work is complete, Interfaith’s recuperative care program will transfer out of the Hawthorne Veterans and Family Resource Center, which the nonprofit bought in 2014 after the building sat vacant for 20 years. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Nov. 2021 Another 16 were admitted to a residential treatment program and one was admitted to a recuperative care facility. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Oct. 2021 Two diesel electric engines generate recuperative energy through the yacht’s propellers while sailing, supplying enough power for the hotel load and to charge its Lithium-Sulfur battery pack. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 11 Oct. 2021 So, botanical delights are many and the blooming period is much prolonged by the cool night air and recuperative opportunities offered by a maritime environment. Jeanine Barone, Forbes, 27 June 2021 Above all, his poem — itself an act of study and interpretation — reminds me of the recuperative power of art. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of recuperative

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Recuperative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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re·​cu·​per·​a·​tive | \ -ˈk(y)ü-pə-ˌrāt-iv How to pronounce recuperative (audio) \

Medical Definition of recuperative

1 : of or relating to recuperation recuperative powers
2 : aiding in recuperation : restorative strongly recuperative remedies

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