recovery

[ ri-kuhv-uh-ree ]
/ rɪˈkʌv ə ri /

noun, plural re·cov·er·ies.

Origin of recovery

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Anglo-French word recoverie. See recover, -y3
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recovery

/ (rɪˈkʌvərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

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Word Origin and History for recovery

recovery


n.

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.

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