Definition of recovery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈkʌvəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkʌvəri//
    (pl. recoveries) Hospitals, Economy, Recovering from illness
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable, usually singular] recovery (from something) the process of becoming well again after an illness or injury My father has made a full recovery from the operation. to make a remarkable/quick/speedy/slow, etc. recovery She is on the road to (= making progress towards) recovery. See related entries: Recovering from illness
  2. 2[uncountable, countable, usually singular] recovery (in something) the process of improving or becoming stronger again The government is forecasting an economic recovery. a recovery in consumer spending The economy is showing signs of recovery. See related entries: Economy
  3. 3[uncountable] recovery (of something) the action or process of getting something back that has been lost or stolen There is a reward for information leading to the recovery of the missing diamonds.
  4. 4 [uncountable] (also recovery room [countable]) the room in a hospital where patients are kept immediately after an operation Your mother is now in recovery. See related entries: Hospitals
  5. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a means of restoration): from Anglo-Norman French recoverie, from recovrer ‘get back’.Extra examples A holiday would speed his recovery. A recovery will come only when deflation is conquered. After the operation she was taken to the recovery room. Continue resuscitation until the person starts breathing and then place them in the recovery position. He’s in recovery from the disease. His injuries have returned as there was insufficient recovery time between games. Laura made a miraculous recovery. Many people make remarkable recoveries after strokes. Mr Fisher made a full physical recovery. She is well on the road to recovery. The FTSE index staged a modest recovery to be 6.5 points down. The company has made a substantial recovery over the past 12 months. The economic circumstances are right and recovery is on the way. The economy is showing the first signs of recovery. The global economic recovery has strengthened significantly. The region has been damaged by acid rain and rivers are fouled almost beyond recovery. The world economy staged a strong recovery. There is a robust recovery in the markets. There is no hope of recovery. Unemployment is high and economic recovery is still a long way off. We wish them all a speedy recovery. a disaster recovery plan a reduction in interest rates to stimulate global economic recovery a slow recovery to full health recovery from his illness the prospects of economic recovery the recent recovery in consumer spending The government is forecasting an economic recovery. to make a remarkable/​quick/​speedy recovery
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