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con·va·les·cence

 (kŏn′və-lĕs′əns)
n.
1. Gradual return to health and strength after illness.
2. The period needed for returning to health after illness.

con′va·les′cent adj. & n.

con•va•les•cent

(ˌkɒn vəˈlɛs ənt)

adj.
1. convalescing.
2. of or pertaining to convalescence or convalescing persons.
n.
3. a person who is convalescing.
[1650–60; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convalescent - a person who is recovering from illnessconvalescent - a person who is recovering from illness
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Adj.1.convalescent - returning to health after illness or debility; "convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"

convalescent

adjective recovering, getting better, recuperating, on the mend, improving, mending You may need vitamin supplements if you have been ill or are convalescent.
Translations
المَريض الذّي يَقوم بِنَقاهَةلِلمُتَماثِلين لِلشَّفاء، لِلنّاقِهينمُثَماثِل لِلشِّفاء
pro rekonvalescentyrekonvalescentzotavující se
rekonvalescent
lábadozólábadozó beteg
hjúkrunar-sem er á batavegisjúklingur á batavegi
pre rekonvalescentovrekonvalescentuzdravujúci sa
iyileşeniyileşmekte olan hastalar için bakımeviiyileşmekte olan kimse

convalescent

[ˌkɒnvəˈlesənt]
A. ADJconvaleciente
B. Nconvaleciente mf
C. CPD convalescent home Nclínica f de reposo

convalescent

[ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsənt]
adj [patient] → convalescent(e)
n (= person) → convalescent(e) m/f

convalescent

nRekonvaleszent(in) m(f) (form), → Genesende(r) mf
adjgenesend; to be convalescentauf dem Wege der Besserung sein

convalescent

[ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsnt] adj & nconvalescente (m/f)
convalescent home → convalescenziario

convalesce

(konvəˈles) verb
to recover health and strength after an illness. He is convalescing in the country.
ˌconvaˈlescent noun
a person who is recovering from an illness. Convalescents often need a special diet.
adjective
1. recovering health and strength after illness.
2. for convalescents. a convalescent home.
ˌconvaˈlescence noun

con·va·les·cent

a. convaleciente.

convalescent

adj convaleciente
References in classic literature ?
I cannot remember now what it was, but his medical advisers had put him on a very severe regimen, and the ferocious hunger familiar to convalescents, sheer animal appetite, had overpowered all human sensibilities.
While Porthos and Mousqueton were breakfasting, with the appetites of convalescents and with that brotherly cordiality which unites men in misfortune, D'Artagnan related how Aramis, being wounded, was obliged to stop at Crevecoeur, how he had left Athos fighting at Amiens with four men who accused him of being a coiner, and how he, D'Artagnan, had been forced to run the Comtes de Wardes through the body in order to reach England.
A score of convalescents lingered in the hospital, but they were improving hourly.
May they become convalescents and overcomers, and create higher bodies for themselves!
look at this," and he rolled up to Darya Alexandrovna an invalid chair that had just been ordered for the convalescents.
He gave, at any rate, like a convalescent slightly fatigued, a languid shake of his head.
But every- body was full of attentions and kindnesses, and these brought cheer back into my life, and were the right medicine to help a convalescent swiftly up toward health and strength again; so I gained fast.
At last he was pronounced upon the mend -- and then convalescent.
Linton paid us several visits, to be sure, and set things to rights, and scolded and ordered us all; and when Catherine was convalescent, she insisted on conveying her to Thrushcross Grange: for which deliverance we were very grateful.