an act of recovering.
the regaining of or possibility of regaining something lost or taken away.
restoration or return to health from sickness.
restoration or return to any former and better state or condition.
time required for recovering.
something that is gained in recovering.
an improvement in the economy marking the end of a recession or decline.
the regaining of substances in usable form, as from refuse material or waste products.
Law. the obtaining of right to something by verdict or judgment of a court of law.
Football. an act or instance of recovering a fumble.
Fencing. the movement to the position of guard after a lunge.
Rowing. a return to a former position for making the next stroke.
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How to use recovery in a sentence
It was a major milestone in the river’s recovery—once one of the most polluted waterways in the country—because 50 years earlier, it caught on fire.
Just how much of an impact tailoring your training to your personalized recovery data can have is the goal behind Project PR.
It also was under a recovery agreement after receiving the federal government’s lowest rating of “troubled” for the third time in a decade.She Was Sued Over Rent She Didn’t Owe. It Took Seven Court Dates to Prove She Was Right. | by Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette, and Talia Buford and Beena Raghavendran, ProPublica | August 25, 2020 | ProPublica
If you’ve watched the stock market mount its breathtaking recovery over the past few months even as the country languished in a pandemic and recession, it might be easy to think, Nothing can stop this rally.‘There’s going to be a selloff in the stock market’ if Congress doesn’t pass more stimulus | Lance Lambert | August 23, 2020 | Fortune
There’s been a bit of a slump in recent weeks for consumer confidence after an initial surge at the start of the 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
It happens, of course, but the less time a person is sick, the better their chances of recovery.
My eating disorder continued for more than a decade before I finally entered recovery.
The problem is that no one has yet defined eating disorder recovery.
recovery from a long-term eating disorder is a bit of a statistical anomaly.
You need but will, and it is done; but if you relax your efforts, you will be ruined; for ruin and recovery are both from within.Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
It is a notable fact that under the wholly unusual circumstances prevailing, the recovery was so prompt and effective.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
His only chance of ultimate recovery was to push boldly forward, and to betray no fear of failure.
What other channel, then, was open to the country through which to insist upon the recovery of its lawful rights?The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
I let him go on, exulting in the discovery that he was a liar, for I knew that it pushed me a step towards recovery.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for recovery
the act or process of recovering, esp from sickness, a shock, or a setback; recuperation
restoration to a former or better condition
the regaining of something lost
the extraction of useful substances from waste
the recovery of a space capsule after a space flight
the obtaining of a right, etc, by the judgment of a court
(in the US) the final judgment or verdict in a case
fencing a return to the position of guard after making an attack
swimming rowing the action of bringing the arm, oar, etc, forward for another stroke
golf a stroke played from the rough or a bunker to the fairway or green
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