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recovery

noun
     
re‧cov‧er‧y W3
1 [singular, uncountable] the process of getting better after an illness, injury etc
make a full/good/remarkable etc recovery
Doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
recovery from
Ann made a quick recovery from her operation.
2 [singular, uncountable] the process of returning to a normal condition after a period of trouble or difficulty:
Hopes of economic recovery are fading.
3 [uncountable] when you get something back that has been taken or lost
recovery of
the recovery of the stolen money

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