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Noun: recovery  ri'kú-vu-ree
  1. Return to an original state
    "the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid"
     
  2. Gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
    - convalescence, recuperation
     
  3. The act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
    - retrieval

Derived forms: recoveries

Type of: act, advance, betterment, deed, healing, human action, human activity, improvement

Encyclopedia: Recovery