(Re*cum"bent) a. [L. recumbens, -entis, p. pr. of recumbere. See Recumb, Incumbent.]
Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle.
(Re*cu"per*a*ble) a. [Cf.F. récuprable. See Recover.] Recoverable. Sir T. Elyot.
(Re*cu"per*ate) v. i. [imp. &. p. p. Recuperated (-?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Recuperating.]
[L. recuperatus, p. p. of recuperare. See Recover to get again.] To recover health; to regain strength; to
(Re*cu"per*ate), v. t. To recover; to regain; as, to recuperate the health or strength.
(Re*cu`per*a"tion) n.. [L. recuperatio: cf. F. récupration.] Recovery, as of anything lost,
especially of the health or strength.
(Re*cu"per*a*tive Re*cu"per*a*to*ry) (- ?*t?*r?), a. [L. recuperativus, recuperatorius.]
Of or pertaining to recuperation; tending to recovery.
(Re*cu"per*a`tor) n. [Cf. L. recuperator a recoverer.] (Steel Manuf.) Same as Regenerator.
(Re*cur") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Recurred (-k?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Recurring.] [L. recurrere; pref.
re- re- + currere to run. See Current.]
1. To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind.
When any word has been used to signify an idea, the old idea will recur in the mind when the word is
2. To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule; as, the fever will recur to- night.
3. To resort; to have recourse; to go for help.
If, to avoid succession in eternal existence, they recur to the "punctum stans" of the schools, they will
thereby very little help us to a more positive idea of infinite duration.Locke. Recurring decimal (Math.), a circulating decimal. See under Decimal. Recurring series (Math.),
an algebraic series in which the coefficients of the several terms can be expressed by means of certain
preceding coefficients and constants in one uniform manner.
(Re*cure") v. t. [Cf. Recover.]
1. To arrive at; to reach; to attain. [Obs.] Lydgate.
2. To recover; to regain; to repossess. [Obs.]
When their powers, impaired through labor long,Spenser.
With due repast, they had recured well.
3. To restore, as from weariness, sickness; or the like; to repair.
In western waves his weary wagon did recure.Spenser.
4. To be a cure for; to remedy. [Obs.]
Might avail his sickness to recure.