- 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 recuperate
It activates your parasympathetic nervous system and tells your body to relax and recuperate.How to Master the Art of Breathing
April 14, 2014
In this unwelcome role, a patient may come to rely on his one dependable anchor—a familiar place to recuperate.Hurricane Sandy Disconnects Evacuated Patients From Comfort of Predictability
November 2, 2012
Bona fide efforts by Jews from the Arab world to recuperate their history are legitimate and desirable.A Hollow Call For "Justice"
September 17, 2012
Eason recounted what he knew: that a limited-liability company was set up to buy a house where Jobs could recuperate.Memphis Doctor Who Performed Steve Jobs’ Liver Transplant Bought His House
June 26, 2012
As we left to recuperate at, yes, the vaunted Starbucks, Jigs reminded me of a moment in Pearl Square.Inside the Bahrain Revolt
February 19, 2011
We had paused to recuperate our animals, and there was a rumor that we were to get new clothing.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
And the mother, on seeing her child thus develop, begins to recuperate.The Book of Khalid
You had best take a day to recuperate, then follow me to Almeida.The Snare
Here he had come to a pause for a few days to recuperate his horses and his men.Riders of the Silences
He was endeavoring to recuperate in that most sensible way, hunting and fishing.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
- (intr) to recover from illness or exhaustion
- to recover (losses of money, etc)
Word Origin and History for recuperate
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.