The noun recovery refers to the process of healing after an illness or injury. Your recovery from your broken leg will go quicker if you keep off the leg. Use your crutches and definitely no skiing or hopscotch!

A recovery is when you save something that was lost, in danger of becoming lost, or retrieved. If something was taken from you, such as diamonds, money, or your dignity, and you get it back, you can say that you are glad for its recovery. The noun recovery also refers to a return to a natural or original state. After a devastating hurricane, an area's recovery may take many years.

Definitions of recovery

n return to an original state

“the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid”
Type of:
advance, betterment, improvement
a change for the better; progress in development

n gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

convalescence, recuperation
recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside
a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
Type of:
the natural process by which the body repairs itself

n the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)

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the action of regaining possession (especially the seizure of collateral securing a loan that is in default)
the recovery of useful substances from waste products
deliverance, delivery, rescue, saving
recovery or preservation from loss or danger
the act of freeing from captivity or punishment
recapture, retaking
the act of taking something back
saving the lives of drowning persons
redemption, salvation
(theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
reclamation, reformation
rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation
search and rescue mission
a rescue mission to search for survivors and to rescue them
Type of:
act, deed, human action, human activity
something that people do or cause to happen

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