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recuperate from (someone or something)

1. To return to good health after some illness or injury. Often used in the continuous tense to indicate an ongoing recovery. My brother is still recuperating from malaria after coming back from his trip to Kenya. I'm still recuperating from a broken ankle, so I'm afraid I won't be coming on the ski trip in December.
2. To return to stable or composed position, status, or mindset after some difficult, troublesome, or threatening situation. Things are better on the whole, but many businesses haven't yet recuperated from the economic crisis. It will take me a day or two to recuperate from that visit from my in-laws.
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recuperate from something

to recover from something; to be cured or to heal after something. I hope that you recuperate from your illness soon. Has she recuperated from her surgery yet?
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"I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever," she said at the time her US dates were pulled.
Louis Beuzelin: will recuperate at home in Barbados until end of January
New fathers need quality time with their partner and new baby and to help the mother recuperate, not for the father to recuperate, as you put it.
"Guest," 2004-, a series of small sheets of chain mail that mold themselves to the contours of their situation, draws on the rigorous but open-ended formal experimentation of forebears such as Eva Hesse and Barry Le Va but also sees the artist recuperate elements of her own earlier works made of similar materials.
The widowed protagonist, Colonel French, returns to his hometown of Clarendon, North Carolina with his young son, Phil, to rest and recuperate following a period of illness in New York.
``Luckily my operation was on Monday which has given me six days to recuperate. I have also checked there are lifts at Anfield so I can get to my seat.
But Commissioner Mary Gall has taken a temporary leave to recuperate from necessary medical procedures and is not expected back full time at the Commission until some time in October.
company can recuperate its investment in a few days.
Our space was full of individuals being treated for various injuries and trying to recuperate. Yet still we were bombarded by dozens of gas canisters!
Dan Gentry Kent, BH&HS president, suffered a heart attack on July 4, had heart-bypass surgery on August 8, arrived home on August 13, had a stroke on August 17, and continues to recuperate. His address is 6408 Wrigley Way, Fort Worth, TX 76133.
The ozone hole over Antarctica this year fell short of 1998's record size, providing a piece of good news about the atmosphere's ability to recuperate from an overdose of pollutants.
Deep water running caught the attention of athletes and coaches when Joan Benoit Samuelson used the pool to recuperate from an injury and returned to running to win an Olympic gold medal.
But the movement to recuperate from birth at home left a gap: Mothers still needed follow-up care.
The incongruous idea of a log cabin beside a race track is reinforced by the excuse that drivers need a restful, familiar environment in which to recuperate. Here, landscape architects Latz + Partner have used avenues of trees and banks of hedges to knit the flexible spaces between the structures into the surrounding agricultural and woodland landscape and screen the motorway from its users.
According to Tracy Mishkin's introduction, this volume aims to recuperate the value of literary "influence study" from its negative connotations - the notion that it is out-of-date, having been supplanted by authorless intertextuality, and the notion that anxiety and conflict are the primary modes of literary influence.