/ rɪˈkʌvəri; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )
[ U , C , usually sing. ] recovery (from sth) the process of becoming well again after an illness or injury :
My father has made a full recovery from the operation.
to make a remarkable / quick / speedy / slow, etc. recovery
She is on the road to (= making progress towards) recovery .
[ U , C , usually sing. ] recovery (in sth) the process of improving or becoming stronger again :
The government is forecasting an economic recovery .
a recovery in consumer spending
The economy is showing signs of recovery.
[ U ] recovery (of sth) the action or process of getting sth back that has been lost or stolen :
There is a reward for information leading to the recovery of the missing diamonds.
[ U ] (also reˈcovery room [ C ]) the room in a hospital where patients are kept immediately after an operation
late Middle English (denoting a means of restoration): from Anglo-Norman French recoverie , from recovrer get back.