[ ri-koo-puh-rey-shuhn, -kyoo- ]
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  1. the process or fact of regaining health or strength; recovery from illness or exhaustion: Whether for short-term care or recuperation from surgery, our team works closely with patients, their families, and physicians to encourage rapid recovery.

  2. the act or fact of recovering a loss or expense: When renovating, don’t expect a “dollar for dollar” recuperation of your investment in terms of the home’s market value.

Origin of recuperation

First recorded in 1480–90; recuperat(e) + -ion

Other words from recuperation

  • non·re·cu·per·a·tion, noun

Words Nearby recuperation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use recuperation in a sentence

  • I had to have a vacation, after which I needed 272 another, and was advised to seek recuperation in your hills.

    Penny of Top Hill Trail | Belle Kanaris Maniates