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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ It was a very difficult birth, and Mary is now recuperating at home with the baby.
▪ She's going to need time to recuperate after the operation.
▪ Tina spent nine months recuperating.
▪ Cowan is recuperating after an ear operation and is unlikely to be back in action for a month.
▪ In Madras recuperating from the effects of dysentery self-induced by dietetic experiments, Gandhi searched for an answer.
▪ Officials said the boy is recuperating at home in Long Beach.
▪ Patients still need to recuperate but do not need to stay in an acute hospital to do so.
▪ She remained there until last night when an ambulance took her to recuperate with a family in nearby Newton.
▪ Taken back to Kufra to recuperate, he was fit and well again within two weeks.
▪ That came midway through the third, when the fans spotted the recuperating Tony Granato and cheered wildly.
▪ Today it is a popular stopping-off point for day-trippers needing to recuperate after exposure to fresh air.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Recuperate \Re*cu"per*ate\ (-?t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Recuperated (-?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Recuperating.] [L. recuperatus, p. p. of recuperare. See Recover to get again.] To recover health; to regain strength; to convalesce.


Recuperate \Re*cu"per*ate\, v. t. To recover; to regain; as, to recuperate the health or strength.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


vb. 1 To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness. 2 (context sociology English) To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use

  1. v. regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses" [syn: recover, recoup]

  2. regain a former condition after a financial loss; "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to recuperate" [syn: recover, go back]

  3. restore to good health or strength

  4. get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating" [syn: recover, convalesce] [ant: devolve]

Usage examples of "recuperate".

I plan to take a few months off to recuperate from my efforts, and then I will accept the very generous offer made to me by the Molton Foundation and spend the next few years on Szandor II, heading up their team of experts and trying to make some sense out of the remains of a very bizarre civilization.

The weeks of surviving on stim patches and Rapiheals took their eventual toll, so with nothing else to do he let his body recuperate.

Unwilling to risk his new empire by returning to Cross Creek as the war draws closer threatening both his wife and mother, only the Major is there recuperating from a minor wound with an abundance of drink when a marauding band abruptly materializes to shoot him dead after degrading him mercilessly, tormenting the older woman beyond endurance and then in a prolonged scene reveling in its own depiction of cruelty raping the younger one in almost clinical detail.

After Marshall was gone and the door was safely closed, Alf Brummel sank into his chair with a relieved sigh and just sat there for a while, staring into space, recuperating, building up the nerve for his next difficult assignment.

There had been bouts of retching, moments of delusionary terror, and she was still shaking as with a fatal ague, but slowly she felt her body and her mind recuperating.

As a student reading law at Moscow University, he had fallen ill in his final year, and to recuperate he had set off on a trip to the remote Komi region, 800 kilometres north-east of Moscow, to study the beliefs of its Finno-Ugric tribes.

Gurkhas had been built back up to the strength and were headed by Subadar-Major Chittahang Limbu, even though he was still technically recuperating from his wounds.

The sixth duke had died while Nez recuperated in Portugal from a concussion received during the second siege of Badajoz.

A token of that respect had been his own nonappearance at the hospital while Dustin was recuperating.

As he recuperated in a military hospital in Cornwall, he grew bored and occupied himself with a posthypnotic suggestion.

While Forister remained on board as a nominal guard for Fassa, Sev lounged about the public rooms at Summerlands trying to look like a worried friend-or-relative and chatting up the recuperating VIPs.

When this tornado has died down, and Wong Li Fu is carefully hanged, and you and your family are recuperating in Sutherlandshire, I shall resume work with a new inspiration.

She had suggested that perhaps Claudia might like to go back with them to recuperate for a while, but the doctor had already told Garth bluntly that the best possible thing for Claudia would be to encourage her to get back to work just as soon as she was physically capable.

This patient has recuperated from his zombi trance, entirely through his own stamina.

When Amanda had recovered to a certain extent from her attack of nervous prostration Egbert took her to the Nile Valley to recuperate.