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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.]
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The first day, I would have bought a hundred and fifty of these clocks if I had the money--and I did buy three-- but on the third day the disease had run its course, I had convalesced, and was in the market once more--trying to sell.
As a result large number of persons have gone missing and out of which dead bodies of only 11 persons have convalesced from Ochasht Village while search operation by locals, border forces, Scouts and police is continuing to find out the other missing persons.
I AM trying to help a friend in Norway identify a property on the Wirral named Westwood which has special in the memories for many Norwegian Merchant Seamen who convalesced there during World War II.