[ri-koo-puh-reyt, -kyoo-]
verb (used without object), recuperated, recuperating.
to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength.
to recover from financial loss.
verb (used with object), recuperated, recuperating.
to restore to health, vigor, etc.

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

recuperation, noun
nonrecuperation, noun
unrecuperated, adjective

1. heal, mend. Unabridged
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recuperate (rɪˈkuːpəˌreɪt, -ˈkjuː-)
1.  (intr) to recover from illness or exhaustion
2.  to recover (losses of money, etc)
[C16: from Latin recuperāre to recover, from re- + capere to gain, take]

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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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Example sentences
Owing to ill health he was sent on this voyage to recuperate.
Even the best patients spend a week in the hospital and require two months or
  three months to recuperate.
Hingis looked slower than she did before taking a two-year break to recuperate
  from an ankle injury.
He did say that she was expected to recuperate abroad for two or three weeks.
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