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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cruit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recruited; p. pr. & vb. n. Recruiting.]
 1. To repair by fresh supplies, as anything wasted; to remedy lack or deficiency in; as, food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits.
    Her cheeks glow the brighter, recruiting their color.   --Glanvill.
 2. Hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in strength or health; to reinvigorate.
 3. To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; as, he recruited two regiments; the army was recruited for a campaign; also, to muster; to enlist; as, he recruited fifty men.