- 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 recuperation
Balanchine devoted himself to her recuperation, motivated, it seemed, partly by guilt.The Tragic Downfall of Tanaquil Le Clercq, Ballet’s Greatest Muse
February 3, 2014
This was the period of recuperation and re-building for Gascony.Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1
Elise Whitlock Rose
You must have confidence in me and in your own powers of recuperation.Possessed
I was slated for out here—the recuperation hospital at Denver.The White Desert
Courtney Ryley Cooper
But supper was ready, and supper is a great source of recuperation with a hungry boy.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
There was no power of recuperation left, no reserve strength to call upon.The Call of the Wild
- (intr) to recover from illness or exhaustion
- to recover (losses of money, etc)
Word Origin and History for recuperation
late 15c., "recovery or regaining of things," from Latin recuperationem (nominative recuperatio) "a getting back, regaining, recovery," noun of action from past participle stem of recuperare "get back, regain, get again," in Medieval Latin "revive, convalesce, recover," related to recipere (see receive). Meaning "restoration to health or vigor" is from 1865.
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.