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.

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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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