cap-, cip-, capt-, cept-, ceive, -ceipt, -ceit, -cipient

(Latin: catch, seize, take, take hold of, receive, contain, hold; caught, taken prisoner)

Don't confuse the words in this cap-, cip- unit with those in the capit-, capt-, "head; leader, chief", or "first" unit of words.

reception (s) (noun), receptions (pl)
receptionist (s) (noun), receptionists (pl)
receptive (adjective), more receptive, most receptive
receptivity (s) (noun), receptivities (pl)
receptor (s) (noun), receptors (pl)
recipe (s) (noun), recipes (pl)
recipient (s) (noun), recipients (pl)
recover (verb), recovers; recovered; recovering
1. To return to a normal condition of health, mind, or strength: "Robert is still recovering from the shock of the car accident."

"The economy is still not recovering despite all of the promises of the current administration."

2. Be well again: "The doctor told Jennifer that she would recover again very soon."
3. To find or to regain the possession of something that has been stolen or lost: "Fay's mother recovered her lost wedding ring when she was finally able to remember where she put it when she was working in the garden."
4. To regain control of oneself or of a physical or mental condition: "Henrietta finally recovered consciousness after stepping on a banana peel and hitting her head against a tree trunk next to the sidewalk when she fell down."
5. To make up for a loss in position or time: "During the London Olympics, the Germans recovered the lead in the swimming competition."
6. Etymology: from Latin recuperare "to recover"; related to recipere, "to regain, to take back"; from re-. "back, again" + -cipere, combining form of capere, "to take".
recoverable (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Possible of being regained or retrieved: Jack accidentally dropped his waterproof watch into the lake, but it was recoverable because the water was so clear and not so deep, so he could dive into it and salvage it!

Mary made a grave mistake when using her computer, but the lost data was recoverable when her brother scrutinized the issue!
2. Capable of being extracted from the sea or ground in an economic way: Recoverable resources, such as oil, coal, and gas, can be obtained from the earth in a profitable way.
3. Subject to being restored from a sickness or danger: The ailment that Rose had was recoverable in just a few days because it was just a slight cold.
4. Possible of money being regained: Through her income tax return the money for donations Jane spent throughout the year were recoverable by the process of withdrawing those costs from the total taxable amount.

recovery (s) (noun), recoveries (pl)
recuperate (verb), recuperates; recuperated; recuperating
1. To recover or to get back to a normal condition after being ill: After having broken his leg, Jackson had time off work to recuperate and to get well again.
2. To retrieve or to reclaim something taken or lost: After getting up from the sofa quickly, Sarah became dizzy and it took a while for her to recuperate and get her balance again.

Gregory doesn't think he will ever recuperate the financial losses he suffered from during the last poker game!

3. Etymology: from Latin recuperatus, past participle of recuperare,"to get again, to recover, to restore"; from recipere, "to obtain again"; from re-, "again" + capere, "to take".
To regain one's former strength, health, etc..
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recuperation (s) (noun), recuperations (pl)
recuperative (adjective), more recuperative, most recuperative
surge capacity (s) (noun), surge capacities (pl)
The maximum power, usually 3-5 times the rated power: A surge capacity can be provided to an electrical system over a short time without damage to the system.
susceptibility (s) (noun), susceptibilities (pl)