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convalesce

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of convalesce

  1. to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness <the long months that the soldier spent in the hospital slowly convalescing> Synonyms come back, gain, heal, mend, pull round [chiefly British], rally, recoup, recover, recuperate, snap back Related Words come around, come round, come to, improve, pick up, revive; cheer (up), perk (up); pull through, survive; recruit Near Antonyms ail, collapse, come down, sicken; decline, degenerate, deteriorate, fade, fail, languish, sink, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither, worsen; regress, relapse




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