recuperative

[ri-koo-per-uh-tiv, -puh-rey-tiv, -kyoo-]
adjective
1.
2.
having the power of recuperating.
3.
pertaining to recuperation: recuperative powers.
Also, recuperatory [ri-koo-per-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -kyoo-] .


Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin recuperātīvus that can be regained, equivalent to recuperāt(us) (see recuperate) + -īvus -ive

recuperativeness, noun
nonrecuperative, adjective
nonrecuperativeness, noun
nonrecuperatory, adjective
unrecuperative, adjective
unrecuperativeness, noun
unrecuperatory, adjective
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recuperate (rɪˈkuːpəˌreɪt, -ˈkjuː-)
 
vb
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]
 
recuper'ation
 
n
 
re'cuperative
 
adj

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Example sentences
Chiropractors provide natural, drugless, non-surgical health treatments and
  rely on the body's inherent recuperative abilities.
Thus the nation possessed little recuperative power to make good the perpetual
  losses of its almost continuous foreign wars.
The recuperative, regenerative, and unit melter furnaces can be fueled by
  either gas or oil.
Two recuperative heat exchangers are required per each four-stack electrolysis
  module.
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