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Definition of "recuperate" [re•cu•per•ate]

  • To return to health or strength; recover. (verb-intransitive)
  • To recover from financial loss. (verb-intransitive)
  • To restore to health or strength. (verb-transitive)
  • To regain. (verb-transitive)

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 "recuperate" in a sentence
  • "He'll need 14-16 weeks to recuperate from the shoulder operation and 3-4 weeks after the knee surgery. —"
  • "Dogs on vacation, boarding at the Cedarwild Animal School, were given every opportunity to recuperate from the hardships and wear and tear of from six months to a year and more on the road."
  • "The good Senator needs time off to recuperate from the landslide loss."