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recuperate

[ri-koo-puh-reyt, -kyoo-] /rɪˈku pəˌreɪt, -ˈkyu-/
verb (used without object), recuperated, recuperating.
1.
to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength.
2.
to recover from financial loss.
verb (used with object), recuperated, recuperating.
3.
to restore to health, vigor, etc.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin recuperātus (past participle of recuperāre, variant of reciperāre to recover), equivalent to re- re- + -ciper-, combining form of *caper- (obscure derivative of capere to take) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
recuperation, noun
nonrecuperation, noun
unrecuperated, adjective
Synonyms
1. heal, mend.
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  • Owing to ill health he was sent on this voyage to recuperate.
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  • He did say that she was expected to recuperate abroad for two or three weeks.
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  • Mothers can recuperate there for two weeks away from their large families.
  • She was hospitalized briefly and sent home to recuperate.
  • He recommended that the platoon be given immediate down time to recuperate.
  • If the dog is injured or ill, it will receive basic medical care or may be sent to a rescue group to recuperate and be adopted.
  • It must be used at the blood donation site after giving blood to rest and recuperate.
British Dictionary definitions for recuperate

recuperate

/rɪˈkuːpəˌreɪt; -ˈkjuː-/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to recover from illness or exhaustion
2.
to recover (losses of money, etc)
Derived Forms
recuperation, noun
recuperative, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin recuperāre to recover, from re- + capere to gain, take
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Word Origin and History for recuperate
v.

1540s, from Latin recuperatus, past participle of recuperare "to get again," in Medieval Latin "revive, convalesce, recover" (see recuperation). Meaning "to recover from sickness or loss" is from 1864. Related: Recuperated; recuperating.

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recuperate in Medicine

recuperate re·cu·per·ate (rĭ-kōō'pə-rāt', -kyōō'-)
v. re·cu·per·at·ed, re·cu·per·at·ing, re·cu·per·ates
To return to health or strength; recover.

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