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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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  • After a period of recuperation the plan was to release the turtle back into the wild.
  • Suttee says all the river needed to complete its recuperation was a helping hand from local people.
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  • Then recuperation, then physical rehabilitation, and then a series of temporary residences.
  • But the overshoot theory suggests there may be only partial recuperation.
  • Still, the thought of a six-week recuperation did not faze her.
  • Alcohol withdrawal symptoms after surgery may impose further stress on the patient and hinder recuperation.
  • Yet making that first difficult step to admit to the problem does not make recuperation easy.
  • The surgery, an outpatient procedure, require complete voice rest followed by an undetermined period of recuperation.
  • But it could also be seen as a welcome sign of society's recuperation.
British Dictionary definitions for recuperation

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 recuperation
n.

late 15c., "recovery or regaining of things," from Latin recuperationem (nominative recuperatio) "a getting back, regaining, recovery," noun of action from past participle stem of recuperare "get back, regain, get again," in Medieval Latin "revive, convalesce, recover," related to recipere (see receive). Meaning "restoration to health or vigor" is from 1865.

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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recuperation 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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