- 1 [countable, usually singular, uncountable] recovery (from something) the process of becoming well again after an illness or injury My father made a full recovery from the operation. to make a remarkable/quick/speedy/slow, etc. recovery She is on the road to (= making progress toward)recovery.
- 2[countable, usually singular, uncountable] 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.
- 3 [uncountable] recovery (of something) the action or process of getting something back that was lost or stolen There is a reward for information leading to the recovery of the missing diamonds.
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