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recuperate

[ ri-koo-puh-reyt, -kyoo- ]
/ rɪˈku pəˌreɪt, -ˈkyu- /
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verb (used without object), re·cu·per·at·ed, re·cu·per·at·ing.
to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength.
to recover from financial loss.
verb (used with object), re·cu·per·at·ed, re·cu·per·at·ing.
to restore to health, vigor, etc.
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Origin of recuperate

First recorded in 1535–45; from Latin recuperātus (past participle of recuperāre, variant of reciperāre “to recover”), equivalent to re- re- + -ciper-, combining form of unattested caper- (obscure derivative of capere “to take”) + -ātus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM recuperate

re·cu·per·a·tion [ri-koo-puh-rey-shuhn, -kyoo-], /rɪˌku pəˈreɪ ʃən, -ˌkyu-/, nounun·re·cu·per·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for recuperate

recuperate
/ (rɪˈkuːpəˌreɪt, -ˈkjuː-) /

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 recuperāre to recover, from re- + capere to gain, take
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Medical definitions for recuperate

recuperate
[ rĭ-kōōpə-rāt′ ]

v.
To return to health or strength; recover.
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