regainer

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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regain
c.1548, from M.Fr. regaigner, from re- "again" + gaginer, from O.Fr. gaaignier (see gain).
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