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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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Heading the frontwheel-drive entry is upand-coming Ulster driver, 18-year old William Creighton, who took the runner-up spot in the 2017 Prestone Motorsport News Junior British Rally Championship, and closed his season with a run on Wales Rally GB in a Peugeot 208 R2.
The rally had stopped in Rawat, where participants held a sit-in after reports that the police had set up barricades on Soan River Bridge.
Ahead of the rally, earlier today, Lalu's son Tejashwi yadav said that it is "not a rally in Patna, it is the Patna in a rally.
Moreover, thousands of rally fans will also enjoy the Super Special Stage which will be identical to last year's one.
The rally gets underway in Deeside this morning, with today's stages including Hafren, Sweet Lamb and Myherin.
PML-Q representative Riaz Asghar and MPA Bismah Riaz Chaudhry led the rally in Mandi Bahauddin.
Ace Tom Cave The main battle in Wales Rally GB will be amongst the Works drivers and teams with Citroen's Sebastian Loeb looking for a win in Wales to boost his prospects of taking a ninth World Rally championship title and his team, Citroen looking for just six points from the event to seal their eighth manufacturer's title.
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.
The rally was held under the leadership of the Party Leader Mr.
BTRDA Rally Champion and former MSA British Historic Rally Champion Steve Perez will drive his distinctive dark blue Lancia Stratos in the National class on the Circuit's 80th anniversary.
Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) specialist Rally Software announced on Wednesday Rally Unlimited Edition, an Agile ALM platform that provides organisations real-time status, progress and quality of their company's product portfolio.
Cadres of the Maoist youth front Young Communist League (YCL) beat up a group of people who were returning home after taking part in the peace rally at Bhaluwahi in the district headquarters today.