convalescent

adjective
con·va·les·cent | \-ˈles-ᵊnt \

Medical Definition of convalescent 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : recovering from sickness or debility : partially restored to health or strength convalescent patients

2 : of, for, or relating to convalescence or convalescents convalescent stages a convalescent ward

convalescent

noun

Medical Definition of convalescent (Entry 2 of 2)

: one recovering from sickness

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