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con·va·lesce

 (kŏn′və-lĕs′)
intr.v. con·va·lesced, con·va·lesc·ing, con·va·lesc·es
To return to health and strength after illness; recuperate.

[Late Middle English convalesshe, from Latin convalēscere : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + valēscere, to grow strong, inchoative of valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots.]

convalesce

(ˌkɒnvəˈlɛs)
vb
(Medicine) (intr) to recover from illness, injury, or the aftereffects of a surgical operation, esp by resting
[C15: from Latin convalēscere, from com- (intensive) + valēscere to grow strong, from valēre to be strong]

con•va•lesce

(ˌkɒn vəˈlɛs)

v.i. -lesced, -lesc•ing.
to recover health and strength after illness.
[1475–85; < Latin convalēscere to grow fully strong =con- con- + valēscere to grow strong (val(ēre) to be well + -escere -esce)]

convalesce


Past participle: convalesced
Gerund: convalescing

Imperative
convalesce
convalesce
Present
I convalesce
you convalesce
he/she/it convalesces
we convalesce
you convalesce
they convalesce
Preterite
I convalesced
you convalesced
he/she/it convalesced
we convalesced
you convalesced
they convalesced
Present Continuous
I am convalescing
you are convalescing
he/she/it is convalescing
we are convalescing
you are convalescing
they are convalescing
Present Perfect
I have convalesced
you have convalesced
he/she/it has convalesced
we have convalesced
you have convalesced
they have convalesced
Past Continuous
I was convalescing
you were convalescing
he/she/it was convalescing
we were convalescing
you were convalescing
they were convalescing
Past Perfect
I had convalesced
you had convalesced
he/she/it had convalesced
we had convalesced
you had convalesced
they had convalesced
Future
I will convalesce
you will convalesce
he/she/it will convalesce
we will convalesce
you will convalesce
they will convalesce
Future Perfect
I will have convalesced
you will have convalesced
he/she/it will have convalesced
we will have convalesced
you will have convalesced
they will have convalesced
Future Continuous
I will be convalescing
you will be convalescing
he/she/it will be convalescing
we will be convalescing
you will be convalescing
they will be convalescing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been convalescing
you have been convalescing
he/she/it has been convalescing
we have been convalescing
you have been convalescing
they have been convalescing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been convalescing
you will have been convalescing
he/she/it will have been convalescing
we will have been convalescing
you will have been convalescing
they will have been convalescing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been convalescing
you had been convalescing
he/she/it had been convalescing
we had been convalescing
you had been convalescing
they had been convalescing
Conditional
I would convalesce
you would convalesce
he/she/it would convalesce
we would convalesce
you would convalesce
they would convalesce
Past Conditional
I would have convalesced
you would have convalesced
he/she/it would have convalesced
we would have convalesced
you would have convalesced
they would have convalesced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.convalesce - get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"
gain vigor, perk, perk up, percolate, pick up - gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"
snap back - recover quickly; "After the surgery, the patient snapped back in a few days"
recuperate - restore to good health or strength
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"

convalesce

verb recover, rest, rally, rehabilitate, recuperate, improve After two weeks I was allowed home, where I convalesced for three months.

convalesce

verb
To regain one's health:
Translations
zotavit se
komme sigrekonvalescere
ná sér eftir veikindi, vera á batavegi
skirtas reabilitacijaisveikimassveikstantissveikstantis ligonissveikti
atveseļoties
zotavovať sa

convalesce

[ˌkɒnvəˈles] VIconvalecer

convalesce

[ˌkɒnvəˈlɛs] virelever de maladie, se remettre
to be convalescing → être en convalescence

convalesce

vigenesen (from, after von); while convalescingwährend der Genesung(szeit)

convalesce

[ˌkɒnvəˈlɛs] vifare la convalescenza, rimettersi

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

convalesce

v. convalecer, reponerse.
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