- 1 [intransitive] recuperate (from something) to get back your health, strength, or energy after being sick, tired, injured, etc. synonym recover He's still recuperating from his operation. After an exhausting few weeks I needed some time to recuperate.
- 2[transitive] recuperate something to get back money that you have spent or lost synonym recoup synonym recover He hoped to recuperate at least some of his losses.
NAmE//rɪˈkupəˌreɪt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recuperate
he / she / it recuperates
past simple recuperated
-ing form recuperating
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NAmE//rɪˌkupəˈreɪʃn//noun [uncountable] It was a period of rest and recuperation.