Meaning of RECOVERY in English

re ‧ cov ‧ er ‧ y W3 AC /rɪˈkʌv ə ri/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: verb : ↑ recover ; noun : ↑ recovery ]

1 . [singular, uncountable] the process of getting better after an illness, injury etc

make a full/good/remarkable etc recovery

Doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

recovery from

Ann made a quick recovery from her operation.

2 . [singular, uncountable] the process of returning to a normal condition after a period of trouble or difficulty:

Hopes of economic recovery are fading.

3 . [uncountable] when you get something back that has been taken or lost

recovery of

the recovery of the stolen money

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COLLOCATIONS (for Meaning 1)

■ verbs

▪ make a recovery

She has since made a complete recovery.

▪ speed (up) sb’s recovery (=make them recover more quickly)

She believes that a holiday would speed my recovery.

▪ aid sb’s recovery (=help someone to recover)

Although it is not a cure, the drug can aid recovery.

■ adjectives

▪ a full/complete recovery

She was severely injured but made a full recovery.

▪ a good/satisfactory recovery

He is making a good recovery from a knee injury.

▪ a remarkable/amazing/miraculous recovery

Doctors have every confidence that Laura will continue her remarkable recovery.

▪ a speedy/quick/swift recovery

We wish him a speedy recovery.

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COLLOCATIONS (for Meaning 2)

■ adjectives

▪ an economic recovery

The U.S. is showing solid signs of an economic recovery.

▪ a sustained recovery (=that continues for a long time)

Will these policies provide a basis for sustained recovery and sustained growth?

▪ a modest recovery (=not very great)

On the foreign exchanges the pound managed a modest recovery from Thursday’s slump.

▪ a slow recovery

A slow recovery in the hotel market is likely to hold back the company’s profits.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.