quarta-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2012

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recover   Audio Pronunciation   /rɪˈkʌvɚ/   verb
(recuperar-se, retomar, restabelecer-se, curar-se, aproveitar)
inflected formsrecovers; recovered; recovering
1 a [no object: to become healthy after an illness or injury to return to normal health • She had a heart attack but is recoveringwell. — often followed by from • He’s at home recovering from the flu.
1 b [no objectto return to a normal state after a period of difficulty • Share prices will be down until the economy recovers— often followed by from • The team never recovered from the devastating loss.
2 a [with objectto get (something, such as an ability or feeling) again • He’ll try again when he recovers [=regains] his confidence. • She recovered consciousness in the hospital. • He suffered a stroke and hasn't yet recovered the use of his left arm.

2 [with object: to get back (something stolen or lost) • The police recovered his stolen wallet. • The program helps usersrecover computer files that have been deleted. — often followed byfrom • Very little was recovered from the wrecked ship.
2 [with objectto get back (money that has been spent, invested, etc.) • The author gets no royalties until the publisherrecovers [=recoups] the expenses of publication. • He may sue the company to recover damages for injuries caused by the device. [=to get money from the company to make up for being injured by the device]
— recoverable /rɪˈkʌvərəbəl/ adjective

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