Recovery meaning

rĭ-kŭvə-rē
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A return to a normal or healthy condition.
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The act of obtaining usable substances from unusable sources.
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A process of attempting to change dysfunctional behavior, as by abstaining from an addictive substance.

An alcoholic in recovery.

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The act, process, duration, or an instance of recovering.
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The act or an instance of recovering.
  • A regaining of something lost or stolen.
  • A return to health, consciousness, etc.
  • A regaining of balance, control, composure, etc.
  • A retrieval of a capsule, nose cone, etc. after a spaceflight or launch.
  • The removal of valuable substances from waste material, byproducts, etc.
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Recovery is the regaining or returning of something.

An example of recovery is someone getting healthy after being sick.

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(sports) A return to a position of guard, readiness, etc., as after a lunge in fencing or a stroke in rowing.
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An upward movement in prices after a sustained period of downward price movement.
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The getting back of something that was taken away; the amount awarded by a decree or judgment; the establishment by a court of a right to something by decree or judgment of a court.
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The act or process of regaining or repossession of something lost.
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A return to normal health.
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A return to former status.
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A return to a normal or healthy condition.
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The act of obtaining usable substances from unusable sources.
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The act, process, duration, or an instance of recovering.
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Renewed growth after a slump (economy).
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in recovery
  • In the process of participating in a group or program providing treatment and support for a longstanding psychological or behavioral problem, such as abuse, addiction, grief, or trauma.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
recovery
Plural:
recoveries

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in recovery