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