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Recovering definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RECOVERING, ppr. Regaining; obtaining in return or by judgment in law; regaining health.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1977 being in the process of overcoming a disorder or shortcoming <a recovering alcoholic> <a still-bookish recovering academic with a tendency to live in his head Jon Spayde>

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.] 1. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain. David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away. --1. Sam. xxx. 18. 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. Even good men have many failings and lapses to lament and recover. --Rogers. 3. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal. The wine in my bottle will recover him. --Shak. 4. To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind or body. I do hope to recover my late hurt. --Cowley. When I had recovered a little my first surprise. --De Foe. 5. To rescue; to deliver. That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him. --2. Tim. ii. 26. 6. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to. [Archaic] The forest is not three leagues off; If we recover that, we're sure enough. --Shak. Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge he was to die. --Hales. 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. Recover arms (Mil. Drill), a command whereby the piece is brought from the position of ``aim'' to that of ``ready.'' Syn: To regain; repossess; resume; retrieve; recruit; heal; cure.

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