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re·cov·er

 (rĭ-kŭv′ər)
v. re·cov·ered, re·cov·er·ing, re·cov·ers
v.tr.
1.
a. To get back (something lost or taken away), especially by making an effort: recovered his keys near the water cooler; recovered the ball in the end zone.
b. To search for, find, and bring back: divers recovered the body; researchers recovering fossils.
c. To get back control or possession of (land) by military conquest or legal action.
2.
a. To have (the use, possession, or control of something) restored: recovered the use of his fingers.
b. To regain the use of (a faculty) or be restored to (a normal or usual condition): recovered his wits after hearing the news; recovered his health after treatment.
c. To cause to be restored to a normal or usual condition: After two weeks on the medicine, he was fully recovered.
3. To discover or be able to follow (a trail or scent) after losing it.
4.
a. To procure (usable substances, such as metal) from unusable substances, such as ore or waste.
b. To bring (land) into or return to a suitable condition for use; reclaim.
5. To bring under observation again: "watching the comet since it was first recovered—first spotted since its 1910 visit" (Christian Science Monitor).
v.intr.
1. To regain a normal or usual condition, as of health: a patient who recovered from the flu; businesses that recovered quickly from the recession.
2. To receive a favorable judgment in a lawsuit.

[Middle English recoveren, from Old French recoverer, from Latin recuperāre; see recuperate.]

re·cov′er·a·ble adj.
re·cov′er·er n.

recovering

(rɪˈkʌvərɪŋ)
adj
returning to health after illness or debility, such as alcohol or drug addiction
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.recovering - returning to health after illness or debility; "convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
Translations

recovering

[rɪˈkʌvərɪŋ] adj [alcoholic, addict] → en voie de rétablissement
References in classic literature ?
Lecount's statement is to be relied on, Magdalen has carried her mad resolution of recovering her father's fortune to the last and most desperate extremity -- she has married Michael Vanstone's son under a false name.
He was wishing to get the better of his attachment to herself, she just recovering from her mania for Mr.
cried the jailer, recovering his senses, "who is talking of those rogues, those wretches, those villains, the De Witts?
When the men were all departed, Mrs Waters, recovering from her fear, recovered likewise from her anger, and spoke in much gentler accents to the landlady, who did not so readily quit her concern for the reputation of the house, in favour of which she began again to number the many great persons who had slept under her roof; but the lady stopt her short, and having absolutely acquitted her of having had any share in the past disturbance, begged to be left to her repose, which, she said, she hoped to enjoy unmolested during the remainder of the night.
As to the future," said the Doctor, recovering firmness, "I should have great hope.
Recovering itself it was going on, when he began to lash it furiously.
You may depend upon it, horses were intended to have their heads free, as free as men's are; and if we could act a little more according to common sense, and a good deal less according to fashion, we should find many things work easier; besides, you know as well as I that if a horse makes a false step, he has much less chance of recovering himself if his head and neck are fastened back.
ANF Rawalpindi seized two separate parcels being sent to UK through a courier service company based at Gulzar-e-Qaid, Rawalpindi, recovering 2.
In seventh operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a Truck near Jalla Chowk, Tandianwala Road, Faisalabad, recovering 211 Kg Hashish and 7 Kg Opium concealed in secret cavities of the Truck.