Definition of recuperate in English:
- 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.
- 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.
Mid 16th century: from Latin recuperat- 'regained', from the verb recuperare, from re- 'back' + capere 'take'.
recover from Middle English:
This was originally with reference to health, with the modern sense appearing soon after. It comes from Anglo-Norman French recoverer, from Latin recuperare ‘get again’, from which the similar recuperate (mid 16th century) was taken directly.
- Example sentences
- 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.
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