Definition of Recuperate

1. Verb. Regain or make up for. "Recuperate one's losses"

Exact synonyms: Recoup, Recover
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Catch Up With, Make Up



2. Verb. Regain a former condition after a financial loss. "The company managed to recuperate"
Exact synonyms: Go Back, Recover
Generic synonyms: Regress, Retrovert, Return, Revert, Turn Back
Specialized synonyms: Rally, Rebound
Derivative terms: Recovery

3. Verb. Restore to good health or strength.
Generic synonyms: Bring Around, Cure, Heal
Related verbs: Convalesce, Recover
Derivative terms: Recuperation, Recuperative

4. Verb. Get over an illness or shock. "The patient is recuperating"

Definition of Recuperate

1. v. i. To recover health; to regain strength; to convalesce.

2. v. t. To recover; to regain; as, to recuperate the health or strength.

Definition of Recuperate

1. Verb. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness. ¹

2. Verb. (sociology) To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recuperate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Recuperate

1. To recover health and strength. From the latin recuperare meaning to regain, get back, recover. To recuperate is to convalesce. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recuperate

recultivated
recultivates
recultivating
recultivation
recumb
recumbed
recumbence
recumbencies
recumbency
recumbent
recumbently
recumbents
recumbing
recumbs
recuperable
recuperate (current term)
recuperated
recuperates
recuperating
recuperation
recuperations
recuperative
recuperatory
recur
recure
recured
recureless
recures
recuring
recurred

Literary usage of Recuperate

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1. Our Army Nurses: Interesting Sketches, Addresses, and Photographs of Nearly by Mary A. Gardner Holland (1895)
"In October there were a great many sick with the measles, but soon the disease abated somewhat, and the regiment was ordered to Quincy, to recuperate. ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1898)
"... the choice of a place in which the tropical invalid may recuperate is by no means a matter of indifference. Most city physicians, certainly those in ..."

3. John Drew by Edward Augustus Dithmar (1900)
"said of him in those days that he adhered blindly to any one policy in the face of certain failure, he was unable to recuperate. His rent was the biggest in ..."

4. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"... fertile and productive without any extraneous influences, as to expect the stomach to recuperate its lost energy without aid, or assistance. "Treatment. ..."

5. History of Stoneham, Massachusetts by William Burnham Stevens, Francis Lester Whittier (1891)
"... earning large wages, but overwork injured his health and he was obliged to give up and recuperate. After six months he went to ..."

6. The Portola Expedition of 1769-1770, Diary of Miguel Costanso by Miguel Costansó (1911)
"... country carefully, and also to '—'—' allow the animals to recuperate somewhat, as they were in bad condition. Saturday, September 23. ..."

7. Travel Letters from New Zealand, Australia and Africa by Edgar Watson Howe (1913)
"Many of the passengers of the "Burgermeister" are invalids going home to recuperate after an experience with the climate of Africa. TUESDAY, APRIL 8. ..."

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