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Definition of recuperate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recuperate
    he / she / it recuperates
    past simple recuperated
    -ing form recuperating
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  1. 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. 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.
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noun [uncountable] It was a period of rest and recuperation.
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