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recovery

noun [S or U] uk   /rɪˈkʌv.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/
B2 the process of getting back something lost, especially health, ability, possessions, etc.: Mira made a full/speedy, etc. recovery from the operation. At last the economy is showing signs of recovery (= is starting to improve). The police arranged the recovery (= the getting back) of her body from the river.
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