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recovery

noun
 
 
/rɪˈkʌvəri/
HEALTH [U, no plural] B2 the process of getting better after an illness, injury, or period of sadness: She only had the operation last month but she's made a good recovery.Recovering from illness
SITUATION [U, no plural] a process in which a system or situation returns to the way it was before something bad happened: economic recovery The housing industry has made a remarkable recovery.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
GET BACK [U] the act of getting back something that was lost or stolen: the recovery of stolen jewelsGiving, bringing or getting back
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