RECRUIT, v.t. [L. cresco.]

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 bright, recruiting their color.

2. To supply with new men any deficiency of troops; as, to recruit an army.


1. To gain new supplies of any thing wasted; to gain flesh, health, spirits, &c.; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.

2. To gain new supplies of men; to raise new soldiers.

RECRUIT, n. The supply of any thing wasted; chiefly, a new raised soldier to supply the deficiency of an army.