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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]
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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.
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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.
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1. Recuperation.
2. Emergence from general anesthesia.
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Recording an environmental liability net of expected recoveries is often accepted in practice, depending on recovery likelihood.
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On further examination, however, it becomes clear that the Burke decision is a narrow one; although it resolves a conflict among the circuits with respect to the taxation of Title VII recoveries under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it resolves little else.
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