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Pronunciation: re-kov'er-e


  1. A getting back or regaining; recuperation.
  2. Emergence from general anesthesia.
  3. In nuclear magnetic resonance, refers to relaxation.

[M.E., fr. O.Fr. recoverer, fr. L. recupero, to recover, get back, fr. re-, again, + capio, to take]

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