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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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British Dictionary definitions for recuperating

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 recuperating

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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recuperating 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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