Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Recuperate

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Recuperate (verb)
re·cu·per·ate [ri-koo-puh-reyt, -kyoo-]

verb (used without object)
1. to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength.
2. to recover from financial loss.

verb (used with object)
3. to restore to health, vigor, etc.

Related forms
re·cu·per·a·tion, noun
non·re·cu·per·a·tion, noun
un·re·cu·per·at·ed, adjective

See more synonyms on
1. heal, mend

Related Words
heal, convalesce, mend, recover, rally, gain, ameliorate

Origin: 1535–45; < Latin recuperatus (past participle of recuperare, variant of reciperare to recover), equivalent to re- re- + -ciper-, combining form of *caper- (obscure derivative of capere to take) + -atus -ate


Examples from the Web for recuperate
Contemporary Examples

It activates your parasympathetic nervous system and tells your body to relax and recuperate.
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How to Master the Art of Breathing
Ari Meisel
April 14, 2014

In this unwelcome role, a patient may come to rely on his one dependable anchor—a familiar place to recuperate.
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Hurricane Sandy Disconnects Evacuated Patients From Comfort of Predictability
Kent Sepkowitz
November 2, 2012

Bona fide efforts by Jews from the Arab world to recuperate their history are legitimate and desirable.
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A Hollow Call For "Justice"
Hussein Ibish
September 17, 2012

Eason recounted what he knew: that a limited-liability company was set up to buy a house where Jobs could recuperate.
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Memphis Doctor Who Performed Steve Jobs’ Liver Transplant Bought His House
Andy Meek
June 26, 2012

As we left to recuperate at, yes, the vaunted Starbucks, Jigs reminded me of a moment in Pearl Square.
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Inside the Bahrain Revolt
Karen Leigh
February 19, 2011

Historical Examples
Perhaps it was a berry of the nepenthe, which brought oblivion.
The Cavalier
George Washington Cable

This particular preparation of valerian is nepenthe for the nerves.
The Book of Khalid
Ameen Rihani

In the Odyssey, in connection with Helen, mention is made of nepenthe.
The Snare
Rafael Sabatini

Crown us with asphodel flowers, that are wet with the dews of nepenthe.
Riders of the Silences
John Frederick

I am getting restless again, and there flow the waters of Nepenthe.
Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field


British Dictionary definitions for recuperate
recuperate verb

1. (intr) to recover from illness or exhaustion
2. to recover (losses of money, etc)

Derived Forms
recuperation, noun
recuperative, adjective

Word Origin: C16: from Latin recuperāre to recover, from re- + capere to gain, take


Word Origin and History for recuperat
v. 1540s, from Latin recuperatus, past participle of recuperare "to get again," in Medieval Latin "revive, convalesce, recover" (see recuperation). Meaning "to recover from sickness or loss" is from 1864. Related: Recuperated; recuperating.


recuperate in Medicine

1. To return to health or strength; recover.
Tags: latin, r, verb, wordsmith: simplyn2deep

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