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verb

past tense of recover
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as in retrieved
to get again in one's possession after fishing around in the garbage for 10 minutes, I was able to recover my lost keys

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as in rebounded
to regain a former or normal state after a disastrous first half, the team was able to recover and pull off a victory

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as in recycled
to obtain (a raw material) by separating it from a by-product or waste product the process of recovering aluminum from old cans

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“Recovered.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recovered. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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