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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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Examples for recuperated
  • They recuperated rapidly, however, and proved a good team to break up the ground with.
  • Blossom was adopted by a loving family who came to visit her at the shelter while she recuperated from her treatment.
  • While camped in and around the town square, wounded soldiers recuperated.
  • Most of these employees were kept in intensive care while they recuperated and were advised by their physicians to seek new jobs.
  • Heat is recuperated between the two reaction chambers by driving neighboring reactive rings countercurrent to one another.
  • The proposed engine is a recuperated engine with inter-stage burners.
  • The sick were offloaded and stayed until they recuperated or, in some cases, died.
British Dictionary definitions for recuperated

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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recuperated 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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