- 1 [no object] Recover from illness or exertion: she has been recuperating from a knee injury Christmas is a time to recuperateMore example sentences
- The course is a programme of exercise for people with physical disabilities and for those new to exercise, recuperating from illness or injury, or requiring a specially devised programme.
- When I was recuperating from a long illness last year, doctors advised me against using public transport.
- Ellis had been recuperating from a serious illness when the wedding assignment happened.
- 2 [with object] Recover or regain (something lost or taken): they will seek to recuperate the returns that go with investmentMore example sentences
- The longing that attends this description of lost friendship, children, and youth is recuperated by the comfort offered in the form of a Christmas card, and in turn offered by the poem itself.
- Council bosses managed to reopen half the course at the beginning of February in a bid to start recuperating some of the money lost and encourage golfers to return.
- She said she was taking the students to court to recuperate her losses, and as a matter of principle.
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- The codes ‘change’, or maybe they were never really about ‘getting experienced’: maybe they were always about containing those experiences into something recuperable, containable, taxonomical.
- Sometimes in a recuperable, retro way; but more often not.
- The writings consider gender, sexual, and ethnic difference as, respectively, recuperable within and alternative to national identity.
mid 16th century: from Latin recuperat- 'regained', from the verb recuperare, from re- 'back' + capere 'take'.