Antonyms of verb recuperate

1 of 4 senses of recuperate

Sense 4
recuperate, recover, convalesce -- (get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating")
       Antonym of deteriorate (Sense 2)
      => devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate -- (grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb recuperate

4 senses of recuperate

Sense 1
recover, recoup, recuperate -- (regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 2
recover, go back, recuperate -- (regain a former condition after a financial loss; "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to recuperate")
       => revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back -- (go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")

Sense 3
recuperate -- (restore to good health or strength)
       => bring around, cure, heal -- (provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to")

Sense 4
recuperate, recover, convalesce -- (get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating")
       => better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate -- (get better; "The weather improved toward evening")

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