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re·cu·per·ate  audio  (r-kp-rt, -ky-) KEY 

VERB:
re·cu·per·at·ed, re·cu·per·at·ing, re·cu·per·ates
VERB:
intr.
  1. To return to health or strength; recover.
  2. To recover from financial loss.
VERB:
tr.
  1. To restore to health or strength.
  2. To regain.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin recuperre, recupert- : re-, re- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
re·cuper·ation(Noun), re·cuper·ative  (-p-rtv, -pr--tv) KEY  or re·cuper·a·tory  (-pr--tôr, -tr) KEY (Adjective)


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