- to recover health and strength after illness; make progress toward recovery of health.
Origin of convalesce
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Examples from the Web for convalescing
In addition, another set of samples was collected in patients who were convalescing from the often-fatal disease.Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?
October 7, 2014
Chayefsky first set words down on paper after convalescing from injuries suffered from an exploding landmine.Paddy Chayefsky: The Dark Prophet of ‘Network’ News
February 16, 2014
A student studying animal law introduced me to some of the more than 50 convalescing dogs.Animal Rights: Saving Chinese Dogs From the Cooking Pot
Isaac Stone Fish
April 23, 2011
I was in New York that night, convalescing from various ailments and surgeries, to be sure, but I was there.All Those Times Square Heroes
Leslie H. Gelb
May 8, 2010
As far as mere physique was in question, he was convalescing favorably.Fairy Fingers
Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
She walked slowly and feebly, as if she were convalescing from a long illness.The Ordeal of Elizabeth
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Next week there were 40 with measles, and 90 convalescing therefrom.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)
Although he was then convalescing, he was unable to earn anything.The Conquest
Father took care of the wounded and we are all convalescing.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline
Jennie M. Drinkwater
- (intr) to recover from illness, injury, or the aftereffects of a surgical operation, esp by resting
C15: from Latin convalēscere, from com- (intensive) + valēscere to grow strong, from valēre to be strong
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Word Origin and History for convalescing
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To return to health and strength after illness; recuperate.
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