Advertisement - Continue reading below

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)

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.

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."