Definition for RE-CRUIT

RE-CRUIT, v.t. [Fr. recruter; It. reclutare; Sp. reclutar; Port. reclutar or recrutar; from the root of Fr. recroître; re and croître, to grow, L. cresco; It. ricrescere, to increase.]

  1. To repair by fresh supplies any thing wasted. We say, food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits. Her cheeks glow the brighter, recruiting their color. – Glanville.
  2. To supply with new men any deficiency of troops; as, to recruit an army.

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