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 for Recruiting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recruit \Re*cruit"\ (r?*kr?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recruited;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Recruiting.] [F. recruter, corrupted (under
     influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro[^i]/tre,
     p. p. recr[^u], to grow again) from an older recluter,
     properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re- + OF. clut
     piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. kl[=u]tr kerchief, E.
     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.
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              Her cheeks glow the brighter, recruiting their
              color.                                --Glanvill.
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     2. Hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in
        strength or health; to reinvigorate.
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     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. --M. Arnold.
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