recuperate[ri ko̵̅o̅′pə rāt′, -kyo̵̅o̅′-]
- To recuperate is to get better after an illness, to recover after exertion, or to get back something that was lost.
- When you have surgery performed and you then have to stay in bed for two weeks and rest, this resting period is an example of a time when you recuperate.
- When you go on vacation to rest and relax after working very hard on a project, this is an example of a time when you recuperate.
transitive verbrecuperated, recuperating
Origin of recuperate; from Classical Latin recuperatus, past participle of recuperare, to recover: akin to recipere, to bring back, recover: see receive
- to be restored to health, strength, etc.; get well again; recover
- to recover losses, etc.
verbre·cu·per·at·ed, re·cu·per·at·ing, re·cu·per·ates
- To return to health or strength; recover.
- To recover from financial loss.
Origin of recuperateLatin recuperāre, recuperāt- : re-, re- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
- re·cu′per·a′tive , re·cu′per·a·to′ry
(third-person singular simple present recuperates, present participle recuperating, simple past and past participle recuperated)
From Latin recuperÄtus, from recuperÄre (â€œto get again, regain, recover, revive, restore, Medieval Latin also intransitive revive, convalesce, recoverâ€), present active infinitive of recuperÅ.