AskDefine | Define recovery

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1 return to an original state; "the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid"
2 gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury [syn: convalescence, recuperation]
3 the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost) [syn: retrieval]

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  1. The act or process of regaining or repossession of something lost.
  2. A return to normal health.
  3. A return to former status.
  4. Renewed growth after a slump (economy).

Related terms


act or process of regaining or repossession of something lost
return to normal health
return to former status
renewed growth after a slump

Extensive Definition

Recovery can refer to:

In transport

recovery in German: Recovery

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