convalescence


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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.

convalescence

(ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsəns) or

convalescency

n
1. (Medicine) gradual return to health after illness, injury, or an operation, esp through rest
2. (Medicine) the period during which such recovery occurs
ˌconvaˈlescent n, adj
ˌconvaˈlescently adv

con•va•les•cence

(ˌkɒn vəˈlɛs əns)

n.
1. the gradual recovery of health and strength after illness.
2. the period during which one is convalescing.
[1480–90; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convalescence - gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
healing - the natural process by which the body repairs itself
lysis - recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside
rally - a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness

convalescence

noun recovery, rehabilitation, recuperation, return to health, improvement He was home for three weeks' convalescence after a bout of jaundice.
Translations
نَقاهَة، تَماثُل لِلشِّفاء
rekonvalescence
bedringrekonvalescens
GenesungRekonvaleszenzRekonvaleszenzzeit
lábadozás
bati; afturbataskeiî
rekonvalescencia

convalescence

[ˌkɒnvəˈlesəns] Nconvalecencia f

convalescence

[ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsəns] n (from illness)convalescence f

convalescence

nGenesung f; (= period)Genesungszeit f

convalescence

[ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsns] nconvalescenza

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·cence

n. convalecencia, proceso de restablecimiento, estado de recuperación, después de una enfermedad o lesión.

convalescence

n convalecencia
References in classic literature ?
And of my own knowledge I know that when consciousness returned with convalescence I sent for the clerk of the hotel.
The Vicar, notwithstanding medical assurance that the boy was no longer infectious, received him with suspicion; he thought it very inconsiderate of the doctor to suggest that his nephew's convalescence should be spent by the seaside, and consented to have him in the house only because there was nowhere else he could go.
Toward morning all these dreams melted and merged into the chaos and darkness of unconciousness and oblivion which in the opinion of Napoleon's doctor, Larrey, was much more likely to end in death than in convalescence.
Constitutional laziness, in some young ladies, assumes an invalid character, and presents the interesting spectacle of perpetual convalescence.
Anne's convalescence was long, and made bitter for her by many things.
But now that he had apparently made every preparation for death; now that his coffin was proved a good fit, Queequeg suddenly rallied; soon there seemed no need of the carpenter's box: and thereupon, when some expressed their delighted surprise, he, in substance, said, that the cause of his sudden convalescence was this; --at a critical moment, he had just recalled a little duty ashore, which he was leaving undone; and therefore had changed his mind about dying: he could not die yet, he averred.
Since my convalescence I have so many affairs of this kind on my hands that I am forced to regulate them a little.
Dunster, in this first stage of his convalescence, was perhaps difficult to please, for he did not like the look of the doctor, either.
The bright sun, the brilliant green of the foliage, the strains of the music were for her the natural setting of all these familiar faces, with their changes to greater emaciation or to convalescence, for which she watched.
It was a divine spring, and the season contributed greatly to my convalescence.
Then, the paleness of her face - its haggard aspect having vanished as she recovered flesh - and the peculiar expression arising from her mental state, though painfully suggestive of their causes, added to the touching interest which she awakened; and - invariably to me, I know, and to any person who saw her, I should think - refuted more tangible proofs of convalescence, and stamped her as one doomed to decay.
During his convalescence he had gone over in his mind many times the battle with the gorilla, and his first thought was to recover the wonderful little weapon which had transformed him from a hopelessly outclassed weakling to the superior of the mighty terror of the jungle.