Definition of recuperate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    recuperate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪt//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recuperate
    BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪt//
     
    he / she / it recuperates
    BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪts//
     
    past simple recuperated
    BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪtɪd//
     
    past participle recuperated
    BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form recuperating
    BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːpəreɪtɪŋ//
     
    Recovering from illness
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] recuperate (from something) to get back your health, strength or energy after being ill/sick, tired, injured, etc. synonym recover He's still recuperating from his operation. After an exhausting few weeks I needed some time to recuperate. See related entries: Recovering from illness
  2. 2[transitive] recuperate something to get back money that you have spent or lost synonym recoup, recover He hoped to recuperate at least some of his losses.
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin recuperat- ‘regained’, from the verb recuperare, from re- ‘back’ + capere ‘take’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: recuperate