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convalesce

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verb con·va·lesce \ˌkän-və-ˈles\

Simple Definition of convalesce

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

Full Definition of convalesce

con·va·lescedcon·va·lesc·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness

con·va·les·cence play \-ˈle-sən(t)s\ noun
con·va·les·cent play \-sənt\ adjective or noun

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


CONVALESCENCE Defined for Kids

convalescence

noun con·va·les·cence \ˌkän-və-ˈle-səns\

Definition of convalescence

  1. :  the period or process of becoming well again after a sickness or injury




Medical Dictionary

convalesce

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intransitive verb con·va·lesce \ˌkän-və-ˈles\

Medical Definition of convalesce

con·va·lescedcon·va·lesc·ing

  1. :  to recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness





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