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re·cov·er / riˈkəvər/ • v. 1. [intr.] return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength: Neil is still recovering from shock the economy has begun to recover. ∎  (be recovered) (of a person) be well again: you'll be fully recovered before you know it. 2. [tr.] find or regain possession of (something stolen or lost): police recovered a stolen video. ∎  regain control of (oneself or of a physical or mental state): he recovered his balance and sped on one hour later I had recovered consciousness. ∎  regain or secure (compensation) by means of a legal process or subsequent profits: many companies recovered their costs within six months. ∎  make up for (a loss in position or time): the French recovered the lead. ∎  remove or extract (an energy source or industrial chemical) for use, reuse, or waste treatment. • n. (the recover) a defined position of a firearm forming part of a military drill: bring the firelock to the recover. DERIVATIVES: re·cov·er·er n.

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recover tr. get or bring back, regain; intr. regain a status. XIV. — AN. recoverer, OF. recovrer (mod. recouvrer), — L. recuperāre regain; see RECUPERATE.
So recovery XIV. — AN. recoverie, OF. reco(u)vree.

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