verb (used without object), re·cu·per·at·ed, re·cu·per·at·ing.
verb (used with object), re·cu·per·at·ed, re·cu·per·at·ing.
- recumbent bicycle,
- recuperative furnace,
Origin of recuperate
Examples from the Web for recuperation
Balanchine devoted himself to her recuperation, motivated, it seemed, partly by guilt.The Tragic Downfall of Tanaquil Le Clercq, Ballet’s Greatest Muse|Nancy Buirski|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of all the places I have ever known East Hampton is the best place for quiet and recuperation.T. De Witt Talmage|T. De Witt Talmage
But no more work: with a dull perception of the fact that his strength was sapped out beyond the power of recuperation.
It would have been inhuman for Goritz to have taken her such a distance without a chance for rest or recuperation.The Secret Witness|George Gibbs
Her physical organization, strong as it was by nature, had been so deranged that recuperation was impossible.
His powers of recuperation did not seem equal to the demand.Jack Winters' Baseball Team|Mark Overton
Word Origin for recuperate
late 15c., "recovery or regaining of things," from Latin recuperationem (nominative recuperatio) "a getting back, regaining, recovery," noun of action from past participle stem of recuperare "get back, regain, get again," in Medieval Latin "revive, convalesce, recover," related to recipere (see receive). Meaning "restoration to health or vigor" is from 1865.
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.