The process of healing or recovering is called recuperation. Everyone needs at least a couple of days of recuperation after getting all four wisdom teeth pulled.

Recuperation usually happens after an illness, a medical procedure, or some kind of injury: "His recuperation included keeping his leg elevated for several days." You might even need a little recuperation after exerting yourself: "I didn't expect to need so much recuperation after hiking up that mountain!" The Latin root is recuperare, "get back or regain."

Definitions of recuperation

n gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

convalescence, recovery
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

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