If it's on the mend, it's recovering. If you're getting better after being sick or injured, you can be described as recovering. When the unemployment numbers start looking up, you can refer to a recovering economy.

If you like the verb to recover, then you're going to love the adjective recovering — which simply describes something that's returning to a state of health, well-being or former glory. You might hear this adjective used in front of alcoholic as in "recovering alcoholic" to describe someone who has sought treatment for alcoholism.

Definitions of recovering

adj returning to health after illness or debility

ill, sick
affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

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