convalescent

1 of 2

adjective

con·​va·​les·​cent -ˈles-ᵊnt How to pronounce convalescent (audio)
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
convalescently adverb

convalescent

2 of 2

noun

: one recovering from sickness

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“Convalescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/convalescent. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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