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[ri-koo-per-uh-tiv, -puh-rey-tiv, -kyoo-]
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  1. that recuperates.
  2. having the power of recuperating.
  3. 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
Related formsre·cu·per·a·tive·ness, nounnon·re·cu·per·a·tive, adjectivenon·re·cu·per·a·tive·ness, nounnon·re·cu·per·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·re·cu·per·a·tive, adjectiveun·re·cu·per·a·tive·ness, nounun·re·cu·per·a·to·ry, adjective
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Related Words for recuperative

corrective, therapeutic, adjustable, flexible, supple, resilient, curative, variable, soaring, volatile, yielding, gay, antiseptic, curing, healthful, invigorating, soothing, tonic, wholesome, reformative

Examples from the Web for recuperative

Contemporary Examples of recuperative

Historical Examples of recuperative

  • He's a wonder for strength and recuperative powers, but don't tire him too much.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "No, they have some recuperative power left," said the second voice.

    Actions and Reactions

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Unconsciously she had counted on them for their recuperative value.

    Regiment of Women

    Clemence Dane

  • They assert there is no recuperative power in the Constitution.

    The Civil War in America

    William Howard Russell

  • Ben Akbar's recuperative powers must be as marvelous as his speed and endurance.

    Hi Jolly!

    James Arthur Kjelgaard