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recuperate

[ ri-koo-puh-reyt, -kyoo- ]
/ r瑟藞ku p蓹藢re瑟t, -藞kyu- /
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verb (used without object), re路cu路per路at路ed, re路cu路per路at路ing.
to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength.
to recover from financial loss.
verb (used with object), re路cu路per路at路ed, re路cu路per路at路ing.
to restore to health, vigor, etc.
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Origin of recuperate

First recorded in 1535鈥45; from Latin recuper膩tus (past participle of recuper膩re, variant of reciper膩re 鈥渢o recover鈥), equivalent to re- re- + -ciper-, combining form of unattested caper- (obscure derivative of capere 鈥渢o take鈥) + -膩tus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM recuperate

re路cu路per路a路tion [ri-koo-puh-rey-shuhn, -kyoo-], /r瑟藢ku p蓹藞re瑟 蕛蓹n, -藢kyu-/, nounun路re路cu路per路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for recuperate

recuperate
/ (r瑟藞ku藧p蓹藢re瑟t, -藞kju藧-) /

verb
(intr) to recover from illness or exhaustion
to recover (losses of money, etc)

Derived forms of recuperate

recuperation, nounrecuperative, adjective

Word Origin for recuperate

C16: from Latin recuper膩re to recover, from re- + capere to gain, take
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for recuperate

recuperate
[ r沫-k艒艒p蓹-r膩t鈥 ]

v.
To return to health or strength; recover.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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