What does the word recruit mean?

Usage examples for recruit

  1. He did not cut himself, but in some way poisonous matter from the body affected him, and he fell into so bad a state of health that he had to be sent into the country to recruit. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  2. In the face of such enthusiasm, Miss Goold could not refuse her recruit. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham