A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reinforcement.
Other Word Forms of Recruit
Origin of Recruit
French recruter from obsolete recrute recruit variant of recrue from feminine past participle of recroître to grow again from Old French recroistre re- re- croistre to grow (from Latin crēscere ker-2 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French recruter (as a verb).
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