synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of recovery in English

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Alternative forms

  • recovre (obsolete)


From Middle English recoveree, from Old French recovree, from recovrer (recover).


  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈkʌvəɹi/, /ɹɪˈkʌvɹi/
  • (weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ɹəˈkʌvəɹi/, /ɹəˈkʌvɹi/


recovery (countable and uncountable, plural recoveries)

  1. The act or process of regaining or repossession of something lost.
  2. A return to normal health.
  3. A return to former status or position.
    1. The act of regaining the natural position after curtseying.
    2. The act of regaining the position of guard after making an attack, in fencing, sparring, etc.
  4. (economics) Renewed growth after a slump.
  5. (finance) The recovery of debt.
  6. (law) A verdict giving somebody the right to recover debts or costs.
  7. (mining) The extraction of an ore from a mine, or of a metal from an ore
  8. (gaming) The ability to recover or regain health.

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Middle English



  1. Alternative form of recoveree

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