Meaning of recapture

re•cap•ture

Pronunciation: (rē-kap'chur), [key]
— v., n. -tured, -tur•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to capture again; recover by capture; retake.
  2. (of a government) to take by recapture.
  3. to recollect or reexperience (something past).
—n.
  1. the recovery or retaking by capture.
  2. the taking by the government of a fixed part of all earnings in excess of a certain percentage of property value, as in the case of a railroad.
  3. the lawful reacquisition of a former possession.
  4. the state or fact of being recaptured.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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