regain

[ree-geyn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to get again; recover: to regain one's health.
2.
to succeed in reaching again; get back to: to regain the shore.
noun
3.
(in a moisture-free fabric) the percentage of the weight that represents the amount of moisture the material is expected to absorb under normal conditions.

Origin:
1540–50; re- + gain

regainable, adjective
regainer, noun
half-regained, adjective
unregainable, adjective
unregained, adjective
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regain
 
vb
1.  to take or get back; recover
2.  to reach again
 
n
3.  the process of getting something back, esp lost weight: this regain was inevitable
 
re'gainable
 
adj
 
re'gainer
 
n

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Word Origin & History

regain
c.1548, from M.Fr. regaigner, from re- "again" + gaginer, from O.Fr. gaaignier (see gain).
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Example sentences
The adults must take time off to regain weight and replace plumage.
If all goes as planned, the diver will regain control of his legs.
He got his legs back under him, managed to regain his balance and launched us
  past the holes.
Over the years many bats recovered from their injuries and were released, but
  some could not regain flight capacity.
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