- 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 verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
Origin of recuperatefrom 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 (“to get again, regain, recover, revive, restore, Medieval Latin also intransitive revive, convalesce, recover"), present active infinitive of recuperÅ.