Definition of "recovery" []

  • The act, process, duration, or an instance of recovering. (noun)
  • A return to a normal condition. (noun)
  • Something gained or restored in recovering. (noun)
  • The act of obtaining usable substances from unusable sources. (noun)
  • The act or process of recovering, esp from sickness, a shock, or a setback; recuperation (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Restoration to a former or better condition (noun)
  • The regaining of something lost (noun)
  • The extraction of useful substances from waste (noun)
  • The recovery of a space capsule after a space flight (noun)
  • The obtaining of a right, etc, by the judgment of a court (noun)
  • (in the US) the final judgment or verdict in a case (noun)
  • A return to the position of guard after making an attack (noun)
  • The action of bringing the arm, oar, etc, forward for another stroke (noun)
  • A stroke played from the rough or a bunker to the fairway or green (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "recovery" in a sentence
  • "One of the tricks I picked up in recovery is that my head can be a very dangerous neighborhood, I know better than to go there alone and unarmed."
  • "The first step in recovery is to admit your addiction ..."
  • "I have no doubt that Obama will accept responsibility for the jobs numbers, BUT we are still in recovery from the disaster that was GWBush — recall Bush was on autopilot for the last year of his presidency when he saw that his miserable legacy was already written."