[ri-koo-per-uh-tiv, -puh-rey-tiv, -kyoo-]


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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