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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.
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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]
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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"
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convalescent

adjective recovering, getting better, recuperating, on the mend, improving, mending You may need vitamin supplements if you have been ill or are convalescent.
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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
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convalescent

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

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

[ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsnt] adj & nconvalescente (m/f)
convalescent home → convalescenziario
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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con·va·les·cent

a. convaleciente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

convalescent

adj convaleciente
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References in classic literature ?
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. "Look." He sat down in the chair and began moving it.
A score of convalescents lingered in the hospital, but they were improving hourly.
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.
At last he was pronounced upon the mend -- and then convalescent. Tom was disgusted; and felt a sense of injury, too.
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.
And when I was convalescent came the love of woman to complete the cure and lull my pessimism asleep for many a long day, until John Barleycorn again awoke it.
He gave, at any rate, like a convalescent slightly fatigued, a languid shake of his head.
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.
The hunters possibly no more than tolerated me, though none of them disliked me; while Smoke and Henderson, convalescent under a deck awning and swinging day and night in their hammocks, assured me that I was better than any hospital nurse, and that they would not forget me at the end of the voyage when they were paid off.