noun (plural recoveries)[mass noun]
- 1A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength: signs of recovery in the housing market [count noun]: it is hoped that Lawrence can make a full recoveryMore example sentences
- However, he is expected to make a full recovery and return to active duty very soon.
- This supplement boasts numerous benefits for health, recovery and muscle building.
- Keep in mind that rest, recovery, and proper nutrition between workouts are the keys to fitness and a great-looking body.
- 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 possessionsMore example sentences
- Fed-up bosses at a motor showroom came up trumps after offering a reward for the recovery of four stolen cars.
- The arrest resulted in the recovery of over 700 stolen items, and a man receiving a two-year prison sentence.
- Stopping treatment prevents further deterioration but rarely allows complete recovery of visual function.
- 2.1The action of regaining or securing compensation or money lost or spent by means of a legal process or subsequent profits: debt recoveryMore example sentences
- People who fail to take up the offer will face firm action, which may include legal proceedings or recovery of the debt from their accounts or other income sources.
- The letter added that if the schedule was not adhered to in the future the debt would be passed to the legal department for recovery.
- The plaintiffs commenced an action in private law for recovery of the money due.
- 2.2 [count noun] An object or amount of money recovered: the recoveries included gold jewelleryMore example sentences
- In some cases their incentive is a 15% share of the legal recovery awarded by the courts.
- Her lawyer, who was guaranteed 30% of her recovery if she won, was also seeking to profit from her case.
- Pharmaceutical fraud recoveries included $704 million from one drug manufacturer and $435 million from another.
- 2.3The action of taking a vehicle or aircraft that has broken down or crashed to a place for repair: [as modifier]: a recovery vehicleMore example sentences
- The operator advised our journalist that the recovery vehicle could take up to 75 minutes to reach her and she would receive a phone call 10 minutes before it was due to arrive.
- He also wants to establish a new vehicle recovery business on land at the back of the petrol station and put up a new security fence.
- A recovery vehicle drove the car back to Huddersfield and the couple are hoping to make a donation to the fire service as a way of thanks.
- 2.4 (also recovery shot) [count noun] Golf A stroke bringing the ball from the rough or from a hazard back on to the fairway or the green.More example sentences
- The pressure appears to be getting to him after he follows a great recovery shot to the 16th green with three putts from 18 feet.
- When preparing to hit a recovery shot from a sand bunker, make sure to keep the club elevated.
- After a couple of perfect drives down the 18th, he was away first and hit a poor iron shot into the front of the bunker guarding the left side of the green, leaving him with a tricky recovery shot.
- 2.5 [count noun] American Football An act of regaining a dropped ball: he finished the season with three fumble recoveries and an interceptionMore example sentences
- All told, he had 27 interceptions and 15 fumble recoveries.
- They only had nine fumble recoveries and 10 interceptions in 2002.
- Reed was all over the field this year, as evidenced by his nine interceptions, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and 76 tackles.
- 2.6(In rowing, cycling, or swimming) the action of returning the paddle, leg, or arm to its initial position ready to make a new stroke: I have my heel below the pedal during the power stroke and above it during recovery [as modifier]: the brace is used as a recovery stroke to avoid capsizeMore example sentences
- This exercise also plays a vital role in swimming during stroke recovery in the freestyle, butterfly and backstroke.
- It has been suggested that the smallest insects ‘swim’ through air with a downward power stroke and upward recovery stroke.
- Second, the key to rowing is the ability of the appendage to generate more drag on the power stroke than recovery stroke.
- 3The process of removing or extracting an energy source or industrial chemical for use, reuse, or waste treatment: sulphur recoveryMore example sentences
- Eamonn Timoney, who developed the South East Waste Management Plan, said it was an integrated solution involving thermal treatment and energy recovery.
- As part of the energy recovery process to conserve diminishing fossil fuels, hazardous wastes are being disposed of in cement kilns, another type of incineration process.
- Energy recovery from waste is highly controversial and also limited in capacity (it takes a lot of power to burn the rubbish in the first place).
- Recovering from mental illness or drug addiction: many people in recovery tell trauma storiesMore example sentences
- Some people in recovery from food addiction are also recovered alcoholics.
- He admitted the festive season can often lead to depression for those currently using drugs or in recovery, but he believes the New Year can offer renewed hope, too.
- Many patients in recovery are concerned about taking antidepressants.
late Middle English (denoting a means of restoration): from Anglo-Norman French recoverie, from recovrer 'get back'.