recuperator

noun re·cu·per·a·tor \-ˌrātə(r)\

Definition of recuperator

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  one that recuperates

  2. 2 also pl recuperatores :  a judge in ancient Rome originally appointed to hear cases involving foreigners

  3. 3 :  regenerator 4

  4. 4 :  a device for returning a gun into the firing position after recoil

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Origin and Etymology of recuperator

Latin, literally, recoverer, from recuperatus + -or


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