Recovery and remedies

recuperate
(v)
re-COOP-ǝ-rate
Meaning

1. (literal) recover from illness or injury

1st Sample Sentence

1. I was cured of pneumonia within a month, but it took me much longer to fully recuperate.

2nd Meaning

2. (figurative) to regain an earlier, more desirable state.

2nd Sample Sentence

2. The company lost heavily in the last quarter, but we are hoping to recuperate the loss in the next one.

Root

re (again, back)#capere (to take) (Latin)

Mnemonics

the last part sounds like operate. so after the operation, patient recovers Recuperate = RECover from OPERATion. => return to health again.

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