To rebound is to come back from a slump. You might rebound from an illness, or your country might rebound from an economic recession.

Like many words that start with the prefix re, rebound involves something happening again. In this case, to rebound is to bounce back to a previous state or condition. If you gain 20 pounds and then lose it, you rebound. If the stock market crashes and then returns to a healthy level, it rebounds.

Definitions of rebound
  1. verb
    spring back; spring away from an impact
    synonyms: bounce, bound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop
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    kick, kick back, recoil
    spring back, as from a forceful thrust
    bound off, skip
    bound off one point after another
    rebound after hitting
    type of:
    bound, jump, leap, spring
    move forward by leaps and bounds
  2. verb
    return to a former condition
    synonyms: rally
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    type of:
    go back, recover, recuperate
    regain a former condition after a financial loss
  3. noun
    a movement back from an impact
    synonyms: backlash, recoil, repercussion
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    bounce, bouncing
    rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    resilience, resiliency
    an occurrence of rebounding or springing back
    carom, ricochet
    a glancing rebound
    type of:
    motion, movement
    a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
  4. noun
    the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
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    catch, grab, snap, snatch
    the act of catching an object with the hands
  5. noun
    a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration
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    type of:
    reaction, response
    a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
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