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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of recuperare, from capere 'to take'


1MI [intransitive] to get better again after an illness or injury [= recover]
recuperate from
Coles is recuperating from a sprained ankle.
2BBBF [transitive] especially British English to get back money that you have spent or lost in business [= recoup, recover]:
We've recuperated our losses.
3 [intransitive] to return to a more normal condition after a difficult time [= recover]:
Winston proposed several ways for the industry to recuperate.
recuperation noun [uncountable]

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