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Borrowed from Anglo-Norman recoverie, from Old French recovree, from recovrer (recover).


  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈkʌvəɹi/
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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. (law) A verdict giving somebody the right to recover debts or costs.
  6. (mining) The extraction of an ore from a mine, or of a metal from an ore

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