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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 Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin recuperat- ‘regained’, from the verb recuperare, from re- ‘back’ + capere ‘take’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: recuperate