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convalesce

verb con·va·lesce \ˌkän-və-ˈles\

: to become healthy and strong again slowly over time after illness, weakness, or injury

con·va·lescedcon·va·lesc·ing

Full Definition of CONVALESCE

intransitive verb
:  to recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness
con·va·les·cence \-ˈle-sən(t)s\ noun
con·va·les·cent \-sənt\ adjective or noun
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Examples of CONVALESCE

  1. He is convalescing from his leg injuries.
  2. <the long months that the soldier spent in the hospital slowly convalescing>

Origin of CONVALESCE

Latin convalescere, from com- + valescere to grow strong, from valēre to be strong, be well — more at wield
First Known Use: 15th century

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CONVALESCED Defined for Kids

convalesce

verb con·va·lesce \ˌkän-və-ˈles\
con·va·lescedcon·va·lesc·ing

Definition of CONVALESCE for Kids

:  to regain health and strength gradually after sickness or injury
Medical Dictionary

convalesce

intransitive verb con·va·lesce \ˌkän-və-ˈles\
con·va·lescedcon·va·lesc·ing

Medical Definition of CONVALESCE

:  to recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness

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