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Adjective: recovering  ri'kú-vu-ring
  1. Returning to health after illness or debility
    "recovering children are difficult to keep in bed";
    - convalescent
Verb: recover  ri'kú-vu(r)
  1. Get or get back; recover the use of
    "She recovered her voice and replied quickly";
    - retrieve, find, regain
  2. Get over an illness or shock
    "The patient is recovering";
    - recuperate, convalesce
  3. Cover anew
    "recover a chair"
  4. Regain a former condition after a financial loss
    "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90";
    - go back, recuperate
  5. Regain or make up for
    "recover one's losses";
    - recoup, recuperate
  6. Reuse (materials from waste products)
    - reclaim

See also: ill, sick

Type of: acquire, ameliorate, better, cover, get, improve, meliorate, recycle, regress, reprocess, retrovert, return, reuse, revert, turn back

Encyclopedia: Recovering