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verb [I] uk   /rɪˈkuː.pər.eɪt/ us  
to become well again after an illness; to get back your strength, health, etc.: She spent a month in the country recuperating from/after the operation.
noun [U] uk   /rɪˌkuː.pərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
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