verb (used with object), recaptured, recapturing.
to capture again; recover by capture; retake.
(of a government) to take by recapture.
to recollect or reexperience (something past).
the recovery or retaking by capture.
the taking by the government of a fixed part of all earnings in excess of a certain percentage of property value, as in the case of a railroad.
International Law. the lawful reacquisition of a former possession.
the state or fact of being recaptured.

1745–55; re- + capture

recapturable, adjective
unrecaptured, adjective Unabridged
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recapture (riːˈkæptʃə)
1.  to capture or take again
2.  to recover, renew, or repeat (a lost or former ability, sensation, etc): she soon recaptured her high spirits
3.  (US) (of the government) to take lawfully (a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking)
4.  the act of recapturing or fact of being recaptured
5.  (US) the seizure by the government of a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking

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Word Origin & History

1752 (n.), 1799 (v.), from re- "back, again" + capture.
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Example sentences
There is that core idea in his adventures that the past is mysterious, yet
  still dangerous, and worth trying to recapture.
The membrane insulates and covers the house, while permitting recapture of the
  water that falls on it.
There's probably some way to recapture that steam and reuse the water in
  further power generation.
If vibrations from sound would produce energy envelops of this fabric around
  machinery could recapture wasted energy.
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