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Borrowed from Latin recuperō, recuperātus, a late form of reciperō (to get again, regain, recover). Doublet of recover.

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  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈk(j)uːpəˌɹeɪt/

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recuperate (third-person singular simple present recuperates, present participle recuperating, simple past and past participle recuperated)

  1. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.
  2. (sociology) To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use
    • 2002, Roger Beebe, ‎Denise Fulbrook, ‎Ben Saunders, Rock Over the Edge: Transformations in Popular Music Culture
      [] there is also the danger [] that such a critique recuperates gender in terms that quite literally invisiblize the very issues of race and ethnicity []

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recuperāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of recuperō