Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: recovrer, from Latin recuperare; RECUPERATE


re‧cov‧er W2
1 [intransitive] to get better after an illness, accident, shock etc:
After a few days of fever, she began to recover.
recover from
He's in hospital, recovering from a heart attack.
2 [intransitive] to return to a normal condition after a period of trouble or difficulty:
The tourist industry is recovering to pre-war levels.
recover from
Yesterday morning shares seemed to recover from Monday's collapse.
3 [transitive] to get back something that was taken from you, lost, or almost destroyed:
Four paintings stolen from the gallery have been recovered.
recover something from something
Two bodies were recovered from the wreckage.
4 [transitive] to get back an amount of money that you have spent or lost [= recoup]:
He was entitled to recover damages from the defendants.
5 [transitive] to get back an ability, a sense, or control over your feelings, movements etc after a period without it [= regain]:
It was some hours before she recovered consciousness.
Once she stumbled, but somehow she recovered her balance and carried on running.
recover yourself
He recovered himself enough to speak calmly.
recoverable adjective

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