Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Recovery, as of something lost.
  • noun Specifically, recovery of strength or health.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Recovery, as of anything lost, especially of the health or strength.

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  • noun Gradual restoration to health; convalescence.
  • noun Instance of getting something back.
  • noun sociology Process by which radical or subversive ideas are co-opted by mainstream society.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

Etymologies

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Latin recuperātiō. See recuperate, -ation.

Examples

  • He had never been close to Samuel David and was shocked to learn that the boy had insisted on staying with him during his recuperation from the car wreck.

    HOW THE HUMAN GOT HIS FREE WILL • by Deven D Atkinson

  • KAREN STOP IT I am still emotionally recuperation from the LAST non-YA novel you gushed about (The Vintner's Luck hush it took me a while to find and then I had to wait in agony for it to arrive by post)

    Adult Fic, I Read That Too

  • Collective Sigh is in recuperation ... best wishes!

    July 2006

  • The short term recuperation in terms of being back to normal activities is about one to two weeks.

    CNN Transcript Oct 30, 2004

  • Christmas Day is a non-event in many households, still in recuperation from the night-before’s festivities.

    Christmas

  • DANGERFIELD: For some reason my recuperation was a miracle.

    CNN Transcript May 23, 2003

  • Your recuperation is the time to consider all the other details that will take you to the threshold of good health and move you over the border, into a new appreciation of life.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • Your recuperation is the time to consider all the other details that will take you to the threshold of good health and move you over the border, into a new appreciation of life.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • Things like this only confirmed my invalid state and suggested that my recuperation was a long way off.

    Gates of Paradise

  • Things like this only confirmed my invalid state and suggested that my recuperation was a long way off.

    Gates of Paradise

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  • "To survive, the spectacle must have social control. It can recuperate a potentially threatening situation by shifting ground, creating dazzling alternatives- or by embracing the threat, making it safe and then selling it back to us"

    July 12, 2008