|Origin:||, past participle of recuperare, from capere 'to take'|
to get better again after an illness or injury [= recover]
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.
to return to a more normal condition after a difficult time [= recover]:
Winston proposed several ways for the industry to recuperate.
—recuperation noun [uncountable]