[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
He learned to program from a book he read when he was in the hospital
  recuperating from an operation.
Then he could bring up hundreds of thousands who get addicted to pain pills
  recuperating from similar accidents.
As an old imperial power, it should think about ways of recuperating in the
  future some of its old might.
He spent a few weeks recuperating and then, after returning home, he adjusted
  to a new health regimen.
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