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noun recovery pronunciation in British English /rɪˈkʌv(ə)ri/
  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] the process of becoming fit and healthy again after an illness or injury
    make a recovery:

    The doctors expect Josie to make a full and speedy recovery.

    recovery from:

    his recovery from alcoholism

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the process of returning to normal activity after a period of slow activity

    There were still no real signs of an economic recovery.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the act of getting something again that was lost, stolen, or owed
    recovery of:

    the recovery of stolen property

    Their objective is the recovery of land lost in previous wars.


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