- to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength.
- to recover from financial loss.
- to restore to health, vigor, etc.
Origin of recuperate
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Examples from the Web for recuperating
After recuperating a bit, they might hit the climbing wall or the quad for some Frisbee golf.College Kids Should Major in Leisure
May 23, 2014
She languished in a “home” recuperating from a severe depression.The Neglected Penelope Mortimer Was a Novelist Ahead of Her Time
March 25, 2014
What a wonderful respite for a recuperating cancer patient and his exhausted parents!Gavin Arvizo’s New Beginning: Jackson Abuse Accuser Gets Married at 24
December 9, 2013
Even the absence of co-anchor Robin Roberts, currently recuperating from a bone-marrow transplant, hasn't slowed GMA down.‘Good Morning America’ vs. ‘Today’: Why I’ve Switched
October 9, 2012
She had left the White House and was recuperating with a beachside vacation.Fast and Furious: Inside Joke
June 21, 2012
She closed her eyes as if she were pondering—or recuperating.Children of the Desert
"They are recuperating from the daily educational period," said the scientist.
Battalion, was in Oxford recuperating from a wound received in Virginia.Under the Stars and Bars
Walter A. Clark
Well, I woke up the next day in a bed, and have been recuperating ever since.Friends of France
Here we remained, recuperating, until the 15th of September.Campaign of Battery D, First Rhode Island light artillery.
Ezra Knight Parker
- (intr) to recover from illness or exhaustion
- to recover (losses of money, etc)
Word Origin and History for recuperating
1540s, from Latin recuperatus, past participle of recuperare "to get again," in Medieval Latin "revive, convalesce, recover" (see recuperation). Meaning "to recover from sickness or loss" is from 1864. Related: Recuperated; recuperating.
- To return to health or strength; recover.