recuperative


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re·cu·per·ate

 (rĭ-ko͞o′pə-rāt′, -kyo͞o′-)
v. re·cu·per·at·ed, re·cu·per·at·ing, re·cu·per·ates
v.intr.
1. To return to health or strength; recover.
2. To recover from financial loss.
v.tr.
To recover (a financial loss).

[Latin recuperāre, recuperāt- : re-, re- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

re·cu′per·a′tion n.
re·cu′per·a′tive (-pə-rā′tĭv, -pər-ə-tĭv), re·cu′per·a·to′ry (-pər-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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re•cu•per•a•tive

(rɪˈku pər ə tɪv, -pəˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈkyu-)

also re•cu•per•a•to•ry

(-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
1. recuperating.
2. having the power of recuperating.
3. pertaining to recuperation: recuperative powers.
[1640–50; < Latin reciperātīvus involving recovery]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.recuperative - promoting recuperation; "recuperative powers"; "strongly recuperative remedies"; "restorative effects of exercise"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
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Translations

recuperative

[rɪˈkuːpərətɪv] ADJ [powers, medicine] → recuperativo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

recuperative

[rɪˈkuːpərətɪv] adj
recuperative powers → pouvoir m de récupération
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

recuperative

adjerholsam; recuperative powersSelbstheilungskräfte pl
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

recuperative

[rɪˈkuːprətɪv] adj (powers) → di ricupero
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References in classic literature ?
The recuperative power which pervaded organic nature was surely not denied to maidenhood alone.
She did not have the expert's eye for the depth of chest, the wide nostrils, the recuperative lungs, and the muscles under their satin sheaths-- crypts of energy wherein lurked the chemistry of destruction.
It is wonderful, however, what intellectual recuperative power lunatics have, for within a few minutes he stood up quite calmly and looked around him.
"No, they have some recuperative power left," said the second voice.
Besides, the regenerative type of industrial preheaters offer ease of replacement of elements and weigh considerably lower than recuperative industrial air preheaters.
The Multibed Adsorption Recuperative Cooling (MARCool) System is an advanced adsorption cooling system that converts heat to cool air using little electricity, resulting in significant savings in energy costs.
The result is the installation oftwoCOMBI 4000 Recuperative Thermal Oxidisers and a Thermal Fluid Heater with the complete system designed and commissioned by Babcock Wanson.
'He has amazing recuperative powers,' said Fortune.
GARY Rowett says his Blues squad have "regenerated" after enjoying a recuperative trip to Marbella.
"The complementary and alternative medicine and the spa treatment are underdeveloped segments and therefore investors that wish to build spa facilities at places with recuperative climate offering accommodation, physical therapy and rehabilitation have to bear in mind at least one of these three segments," said Health Minister Nikola Todorov.
Various external and internal causes imperil the perfect development or existence of the offspring and compromise the health or life of the dam during the partum or recuperative period.