Etymology
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recuperate (v.)

1540s, "recover, regain," from Latin recuperatus, past participle of recuperare "to get again," in Medieval Latin "revive, convalesce, recover," which is related to recipere  "to hold, contain" (see receive). Specific sense of "recover from exhaustion or sickness" is from 1864. Related: Recuperated; recuperating.

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Definitions of recuperate

recuperate (v.)
regain or make up for;
recuperate one's losses
Synonyms: recover / recoup
recuperate (v.)
regain a former condition after a financial loss;
The company managed to recuperate
Synonyms: recover / go back
recuperate (v.)
restore to good health or strength;
recuperate (v.)
get over an illness or shock;
Synonyms: recover / convalesce
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