noun, plural re·cov·er·ies.
Examples from the Web for recovery
Neither could her three-week, multi-thousand dollar stay, which was supposed to be a recovery period.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It happens, of course, but the less time a person is sick, the better their chances of recovery.
Recovery from a long-term eating disorder is a bit of a statistical anomaly.
Not surprisingly, rates for recovery vary enormously, from as low as three percent to upwards of 75 percent.
Justice Ginsburg underwent this procedure successfully and is progressing with her recovery.
With its recovery came something like confidence again, and he turned about to learn how Tim Brophy was making out.The Young Ranchers|Edward S. Ellis
Upon his recovery he determined to devote himself to the service of his fellow man for the honor of God.Dante: "The Central Man of All the World"|John T. Slattery
Occasionally persons convalescing from serious sickness where anodynes were taken, unwisely cling to them long after recovery.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
This was before the House of Recovery was opened; so that the low mortality was of typhus in the homes of the people.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
The chances of recovery were far less than the certainty of death.Martyria|Augustus C. Hamlin
British Dictionary definitions for recovery
noun plural -eries
- the obtaining of a right, etc, by the judgment of a court
- (in the US) the final judgment or verdict in a case
Word Origin and History for recovery
mid-14c., "return to health," from Anglo-French recoverie (c.1300), Old French recovree "remedy, cure, recovery," from past participle stem of recovrer (see recover). Meaning "a gaining possession by legal action" is from early 15c. That of "act of righting oneself after a blunder, mishap, etc." is from 1520s.