Definition of recuperation in English:



mass noun
  • 1Recovery from illness or exertion.

    ‘the human body has amazing powers of recuperation’
    • ‘An obstetrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth and recuperation from delivery.’
    • ‘Infections, which can strike an immune system compromised by surgery, may cause complications like bleeding and prolong your recuperation.’
    • ‘And after a lengthy period of recovery the Ballyhornan man returned home to continue his recuperation.’
    • ‘We've administered sleeping medication to help her relax so her body can be given the best chance at recuperation.’
    • ‘Even after successfully completing a treatment program, recovering addicts face a lifetime of recuperation.’
    • ‘That is where they'll go for quick recuperation.’
    • ‘On the other hand, the only chance for complete recuperation is a bone-marrow transplant.’
    • ‘Sunday used to be a day for rest, recuperation and recreation.’
    • ‘He suffered an eye injury in training, and was out for three months; his recuperation near completion in November, he hurt his ankle.’
    • ‘We promised ourselves a few days - ‘as long as it takes’ - of rest and recuperation, not to mention re-adjustment, and we're jolly well taking our time over it.’
    • ‘Consume sufficient protein and healthy fats to fuel your body and help recuperation.’
    • ‘Of specific interest is the essence of that experience as women await or are faced with surgical intervention and the ensuing recovery, recuperation, and rehabilitation.’
    • ‘I hope he makes a swift comeback, but an injury like his will need plenty of rest and recuperation.’
    • ‘In order to allow him to continue his recuperation, people have been asked to refrain from visiting him in hospital.’
    • ‘Sorry, girl, I'm needing a bit of rest and recuperation.’
    • ‘I'm utterly drained - as I write, I'm stealing a few precious hours of solitude for much needed recuperation and rest.’
    • ‘This workout is so intense that it demands at least one week of complete rest and recuperation for the legs.’
    • ‘For as long as people have been writing and talking about the city, Bath has been synonymous with recuperation and the famous powers of its waters.’
    • ‘Yoga reduces physical and mental tension and promotes recuperation.’
    • ‘The trust will also have exemptions in place in cases where the hospital has asked relatives to play an active role in the patient's recuperation or rehabilitation.’
    convalescence, return to health, process of getting better, rehabilitation, healing, rallying
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  • 2The recovery or regaining of something.

    ‘the recuperation of the avant-garde for art’
    retrieval, regaining, repossession, getting back, recapture, reclamation, recouping, retaking, redemption
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    1. 2.1 The action of a recuperator in imparting heat to incoming air or gaseous fuel from hot waste gases.
      ‘further energy saving has been achieved by heat recuperation’