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 for Recovering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recover \Re*cov"er\ (r?*k?v"?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recovered
     (-?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Recovering. ] [OE. recoveren, OF.
     recovrer, F. recouvrer, from L. recuperare; pref. re- re + a
     word of unknown origin. Cf.{Recuperate.]
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     1. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to
        win back; to regain.
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              David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried
              away.                                 --1. Sam. xxx.
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     2. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve;
        to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time.
        "Loss of catel may recovered be." --Chaucer.
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              Even good men have many failings and lapses to
              lament and recover.                   --Rogers.
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     3. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring
        back to life or health; to cure; to heal.
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              The wine in my bottle will recover him. --Shak.
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     4. To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind
        or body.
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              I do hope to recover my late hurt.    --Cowley.
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              When I had recovered a little my first surprise.
                                                    --De Foe.
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     5. To rescue; to deliver.
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              That they may recover themselves out of the snare of
              the devil, who are taken captive by him. --2. Tim.
                                                    ii. 26.
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     6. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come
        to. [Archaic]
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              The forest is not three leagues off;
              If we recover that, we're sure enough. --Shak.
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              Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge
              he was to die.                        --Hales.
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     7. (Law) To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for
        injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to
        recover debt and costs in a suit at law; to obtain title
        to by judgement in a court of law; as, to recover lands in
        ejectment or common recovery; to gain by legal process;
        as, to recover judgement against a defendant.
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     Recover arms (Mil. Drill), a command whereby the piece is
        brought from the position of "aim" to that of "ready."
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     Syn: To regain; repossess; resume; retrieve; recruit; heal;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: returning to health after illness or debility;
             "convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed"
             [syn: convalescent, recovering]

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