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recuperative

[ri-koo-per-uh-tiv, -puh-rey-tiv, -kyoo-] /rɪˈku pər ə tɪv, -pəˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈkyu-/
adjective
1.
that recuperates.
2.
having the power of recuperating.
3.
pertaining to recuperation:
recuperative powers.
Also, recuperatory
[ri-koo-per-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -kyoo-] /rɪˈku pər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈkyu-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin recuperātīvus that can be regained, equivalent to recuperāt(us) (see recuperate) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
recuperativeness, noun
nonrecuperative, adjective
nonrecuperativeness, noun
nonrecuperatory, adjective
unrecuperative, adjective
unrecuperativeness, noun
unrecuperatory, adjective
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