Definitions for recuperaterɪˈku pəˌreɪt, -ˈkyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•cu•per•aterɪˈku pəˌreɪt, -ˈkyu-(v.i.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength.

    Category: Medicine

  2. to recover from financial loss.

Origin of recuperate:

1535–45; < L recuperātus, ptp. of recuperāre, var. of reciperāre to recover=re-re - +-ciperāre, comb. form of *caperāre (der. of capere to take)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. recover, recoup, recuperate(verb)

    regain or make up for

    "recuperate one's losses"

  2. recover, go back, recuperate(verb)

    regain a former condition after a financial loss

    "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to recuperate"

  3. recuperate(verb)

    restore to good health or strength

  4. recuperate, recover, convalesce(verb)

    get over an illness or shock

    "The patient is recuperating"


  1. recuperate(Verb)

    To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

  2. recuperate(Verb)

    To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recuperate(verb)

    to recover health; to regain strength; to convalesce

  2. Recuperate(verb)

    to recover; to regain; as, to recuperate the health or strength

Translations for recuperate

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to recover, eg after an illness.

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