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1. A getting back or regaining; recuperation.
2. Emergence from general anesthesia.
3. In nuclear magnetic resonance, refers to relaxation.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr. recoverer, fr. L. recupero, to recover, get back, fr. re-, again, + capio, to take]


n. pl. recover·ies
1. The act, process, duration, or an instance of recovering.
2. A return to a normal or healthy condition.
3. The act of obtaining usable substances from unusable sources.

Recovery, Inc.

a self-help group that provides support for persons with mental illness.


1. Restoration of health and strength after an illness.
2. The state a Pt is in after a therapeutic intervention; he/she is 'in recovery'. See Health recovery.


n 1. the return to a healthy state.
2. the self-regulation and life force of a patient being returned to a normal balanced status. The patient is considered healthy again. See also cure, entelechy, and healing.


1. Recuperation.
2. Emergence from general anesthesia.


n in a lawsuit, the obtaining or restoration of a right to something by a verdict, decree, or judgment of court.


return to normal after illness or period of devitalization, e.g. anesthesia, surgery.

recovery period
period after surgery when the patient needs to be closely monitored to ensure that its return to normal is uneventful.
recovery room
a special room with special monitoring and resuscitation equipment used for monitoring the patient recovering from surgery.
surgical recovery
the process of healing of a surgical wound and restoration to normal of body functions and systems, e.g. fluid and acid-base balance, that have been disturbed by the original disease or by the surgical procedure.

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After hanging up his co-driving helmet, Gallagher went on to work with the FIA Rally Safety Group and in 1996 was appointed clerk of the course on Rally GB - a position he has held to this day.
Enabling Consumers to Learn and Understand the Full Cost of Their Health Care Rally Connect links individual health plan data with pricing information based on the contracted rate between the insurer and the care provider to instantly calculate what will be covered and what the consumer will pay, and includes what services are eligible to be covered through their Health Savings Account (HSA).
Al Qassimi is participating in five rounds of the World Rally Championship this year with CitroEa[beaucoup moins que]n Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team: Rally Argentina (April 23 to 26), Rally Portugal (May 21 to 24), Rally Sardegna (June 11 to 14) Rally Finland (July 30-August 2), and Rally of Spain (October 22 to 25).
However, with such an extensive history covering the whole country, there were demands for the 'glory days' of the old RAC Rally with two events created to cover some of the classic stages no longer part of the WRC itinerary.
Kamil Ali Agha and Mian Mohammad Muneer led the rally from Muslim League
The Parivartan Rally will be the manifestation of people's anger against Nitish Kumar government," he said.
Out to spoil the party will be last year's Wales Rally GB winner, Jari-Matti Latvala, the young Finnish driver competing for the Ford World Rally team and Latvala will be looking for a repeat of his stunning performance in 2011 when he stole the victory from Loeb.
Rally Team GB will contest the World Rally Championship in 2012 with a line up of British drivers such as Louise Cook and Stefan Davis.
Steve Perez said: "I take part in rallies all over the world with my Kick Energy rally team, but few rallies can offer the historical significance and importance that the Circuit of Ireland can.
Fueled by the global adoption of Agile development practices, Rally has doubled the size of its team in the United Kingdom.
The attack left at least a dozen rally goers hurt including Mohammad Ali Husain, Dhuran Rain and Ushman Rain of Bhawanipur, according to Siraha District Police Office.
Saleh was among 100 selected from the Western, Central and Eastern regions when they concluded their classes at Toyota Rally School's training session at Durat Al-Arous in north Jeddah last week.