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recovers

verb
present tense third-person singular of recover

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1 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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2 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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3 to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness
  • I see you're recovering well from the accident

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4 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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“Recovers.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recovers. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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