recuperative

[ ri-koo-per-uh-tiv, -puh-rey-tiv, -kyoo- ]
/ rɪˈku pər ə tɪv, -pəˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈkyu- /

adjective

having the power of recuperating.
pertaining to recuperation: recuperative powers.

Nearby words

  1. rectus,
  2. recumbent,
  3. recumbent bicycle,
  4. recuperate,
  5. recuperation,
  6. recuperative furnace,
  7. recuperator,
  8. recur,
  9. recurrence,
  10. recurrence risk

Also re·cu·per·a·to·ry [ri-koo-per-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -kyoo-] /rɪˈku pər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈkyu-/.

Origin of recuperative

1640–50; < Late Latin recuperātīvus that can be regained, equivalent to recuperāt(us) (see recuperate) + -īvus -ive

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