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noun (plural recoveries)
1a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength:signs of recovery in the housing market he’s back at home now and he looks all set to make a full recovery 2the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost:a team of salvage experts to ensure the recovery of family possessions the recovery of his sight the action of regaining or securing compensation or money lost or spent by means of a legal process or subsequent profits:debt recovery an object or amount of money recovered:the recoveries included gold jewelry the process of removing or extracting an energy source or industrial chemical for use, reuse, or waste treatment. (also recovery shot) Golf a stroke bringing the ball from the rough or from a hazard back onto the fairway or the green. Football an act of taking possession of a fumbled ball. (in rowing, cycling, or swimming) the action of returning the paddle, leg, or arm to its initial position ready to make a new stroke.