convalescent


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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 ?
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.
Two months had come and gone before the convalescent in the Sacramento hospital was identified with Kirkman, the absconding San Francisco clerk; even then, there must elapse nearly a fortnight more till the perfect stranger could be hunted up, the portmanteau recovered, and John's letter carried at length to its destination, the seal still unbroken, the inclosure still intact.
MY DEAREST LITTLE BARBARA,--I am sending you a few grapes, which are good for a convalescent person, and strongly recommended by doctors for the allayment of fever.
As the boy became convalescent, Ilbrahim contrived games suitable to his situation, or amused him by a faculty which he had perhaps breathed in with the air of his barbaric birthplace.
He was out of bed by then, "quite convalescent," as he declared, making a few tottering steps to meet me at the sitting- room door.
I felt all the impatience of a convalescent who has nothing particular to do, and who has just taken a tonic in the prospect of immediate exercise that would carry off the stimulus.
Private Conklin was a convalescent and should have been tenderly treated.
For some months I had been ill in health, but was now convalescent, and, with returning strength, found myself in one of those happy moods which are so precisely the converse of ennui - moods of the keenest appetency, when the film from the mental vision departs - the "PL> 0 BDT ,B­,L - and the intellect, electrified, surpasses as greatly its every-day condition, as does the vivid yet candid reason of Leibnitz, the mad and flimsy rhetoric of Gorgias.
By fault of our dulness and selfishness we are looking up to nature, but when we are convalescent, nature will look up to us.