Recuperate meaning

rĭ-ko͝o'pə-rāt', -kyo͝o'-
To recover from financial loss.
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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.

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To return to health or strength; recover.
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To recover (a financial loss).
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To get back, or recover (losses, health, etc.)
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To be restored to health, strength, etc.; get well again; recover.
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To recover losses, etc.
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To return to health or strength; recover.
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To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.
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(sociology) To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use.
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Origin of recuperate

From Latin recuperātus, from recuperāre (“to get again, regain, recover, revive, restore, Medieval Latin also intransitive revive, convalesce, recover"), present active infinitive of recuperō.