Incorrect spelling, explanation: there is no such form as
recouperate; the correct form is recuperate, because the word comes from Latin word recuperare. Thus the spelling remains and recuperate is the correct form.
Correct spelling, explanation: this form is the correct one, because the word comes from Latin recuperare, thus it’s spelled with u, not ou.
Recouperate is a mistake, and it was probably made due to similar French pronunciation of ou sound. Recuperate is the correct from, though.
Definition of recuperate:
verb, to restore health or recover e.g. financially
Supermarkets should recuperate unsold food, for example by giving it away to homeless.
We should recuperate before going further.
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