- the gradual recovery of health and strength after illness.
- the period during which one is convalescing.
Origin of convalescence
Examples from the Web for convalescence
If Captain America can come back from the dead, then his current convalescence is only a temporary derailment.DC Comics’ Diversity Crisis: Why the Status Quo Rules
July 20, 2014
Hospitalized, seriously injured, he would return after a six-week convalescence.French Vote Thrusts Two Women Into the Spotlight
March 31, 2014
After a long period of convalescence following her breakdown, she breathes a sigh of relief when she is able to write.The Neglected Penelope Mortimer Was a Novelist Ahead of Her Time
March 25, 2014
During my convalescence I had bought and read for the first time, The King in Yellow.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Moreover, his convalescence involved a continuing “liberal education.”Portrait of FDR as a Young Man: How He Became a Radical
Harvey J. Kaye
October 17, 2013
I kept about twenty men who were on the road to convalescence.My Double Life
The convalescence from such a sickness was necessarily long and tiresome.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The convalescence was slow, lasting through the whole of February.
So long as he did not work he felt that his convalescence was making little progress.
He was convalescent, both in body and spirit, but convalescence brought no joy.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
- gradual return to health after illness, injury, or an operation, esp through rest
- the period during which such recovery occurs
Word Origin and History for convalescence
late 15c., from Middle French convalescence (15c.), from Late Latin convalescentia "regaining of health," from convalescentem (nominative convalescens), present participle of convalescere (see convalesce).
- Gradual return to health and strength after an illness, an injury, or a surgical operation.
- The period needed for returning to health after an illness, an injury, or a surgical operation.