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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 ?
He patted her back soothingly, and finding that she was recovering, followed it up by a bashful kiss or two, which brought Jo round at once.
One evening when he was recovering from a long debauch the stranger came reeling along the main street of the town.
The young mother was recovering slowly, and lay full length, in her soft white muslins and laces, upon a couch.
At length he moved, and as if suddenly recovering his recollection; when he arose, and taking a single turn across the room, he approached his companion with an air of military grandeur, and demanded:
Recovering himself, however, he bent forward, and, with a good deal of feeling in his ancient visage, beckoned her nearer to him.
cried the Governor, slowly recovering from the astonishment into which Pearl's response had thrown him.
Recovering itself it was going on, when he began to lash it furiously.
Bird burst into tears; but, recovering her voice, she said,
On the journey the guard is polite and watchful--won't allow anybody to get into your compartment--tells them you are just recovering from the small-pox and do not like to be disturbed.
There was no recovering Miss Taylornor much likelihood of ceasing to pity her; but a few weeks brought some alleviation to Mr.
You would not have gone, however," said Elinor, recovering herself, and determined to get over what she so much dreaded as soon as possible, "without receiving our good wishes, even if we had not been able to give them in person.
she cried, recovering her speech; 'I did nothing deliberately.