convalescent

adjective
con·​va·​les·​cent | \ -ˈles-ᵊnt How to pronounce convalescent (audio) \

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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convalescently adverb

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