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Meaning of RECOVERY

Pronunciation:  ri'kuvuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
  2. [n]  return to an original state; "the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid"
  3. [n]  gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

RECOVERY is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: convalescence, recuperation, retrieval
 See Also: advance, betterment, deed, deliverance, delivery, effort, exploit, feat, healing, improvement, lysis, rally, ransom, recapture, reclamation, repossession, rescue, retaking, saving



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*cov"er*y\, n.
    1. Act of regaining the natural position after curtseying.
    2. (Fencing, Sparring, etc.) Act of regaining the position of
       guard after making an attack.
  2. \Re*cov"er*y\ (r?*k?v"?r*?), n.
    1. The act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession.
    2. Restoration from sickness, weakness, faintness, or the
       like; restoration from a condition of mistortune, of
       fright, etc.
    3. (Law) The obtaining in a suit at law of a right to
       something by a verdict and judgment of court.
    4. The getting, or gaining, of something not previously had.
       [Obs.] ``Help be past recovery.'' --Tusser.
    5. In rowing, the act of regaining the proper position for
       making a new stroke.
    {Common recovery} (Law), a species of common assurance or
       mode of conveying lands by matter of record, through the
       forms of an action at law, formerly in frequent use, but
       now abolished or obsolete, both in England and America.
       --Burrill. Warren.