Meaning of “recovery” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /rɪˈkʌvəri/
Extra Examples
Her quick recovery has astonished doctors.John's made a miraculous recovery from his illness.He made a partial recovery.The speed of her recovery has astounded doctors.John's recovery has been slow and painful.
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.
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.

the act of getting back something that was lost or stolen:

the recovery of stolen jewels

(Definition of “recovery” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)