recuperate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹɪˈk(j)uːpəˌɹeɪt/
Verb

recuperate (recuperates, present participle recuperating; past and past participle recuperated)

  1. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.
  2. (sociology) To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use
    • 2002, Roger Beebe, ‎Denise Fulbrook, ‎Ben Saunders, Rock Over the Edge: Transformations in Popular Music Culture
      […] there is also the danger […] that such a critique recuperates gender in terms that quite literally invisiblize the very issues of race and ethnicity […]
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