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.
Origin: 1535–45; < Latinrecuperātus (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
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.