[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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Word Origin & History

1481, "recovery or regaining of things," from L. recuperationem (nom. recuperatio), from recuperatus, pp. of recuperare "recover," related to recipere (see receive). Meaning "restoration to health or vigor" is from 1865. Recuperate (v.) is attested from 1542, "to bring (something)
back, to recover" anything, material or immaterial; meaning "to recover from sickness or loss" is from 1864.
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Medical Dictionary

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
After a period of recuperation the plan was to release the turtle back into the
Suttee says all the river needed to complete its recuperation was a helping
  hand from local people.
Ultra caps are well-suited for energy recuperation systems that can increase
  fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
Then recuperation, then physical rehabilitation, and then a series of temporary
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