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recover

verb [I/T]  us   /rɪˈkʌv·ər/
to get better after an illness or a period of difficulty or trouble: [I] It took her a while to recover after the operation. To recover something is to find or get back the use of something lost or taken away: [T] The police recovered her handbag, but her wallet was gone.
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