verb (used without object), re·cu·per·at·ed, re·cu·per·at·ing.

  1. to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength.
  2. to recover from financial loss.

verb (used with object), re·cu·per·at·ed, re·cu·per·at·ing.

  1. to restore to health, vigor, etc.


  1. (intr) to recover from illness or exhaustion
  2. to recover (losses of money, etc)

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.


  1. To return to health or strength; recover.

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