verb (used without object), con·va·lesced, con·va·lesc·ing.
- conus arteriosus,
- convection cell
Origin of convalesce
Examples from the Web for convalesce
It was an extraordinarily beautiful perch from which to contemplate everything and convalesce.The Collector: Rebecca Solnit on Textual Pleasure, Punk, and More|Lauren Elkin|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Instead she will convalesce quietly at home at Windsor Castle.
Lydia later returned to convalesce at Grayson Manor, where she was more or less kept a prisoner by Victoria.‘Revenge’: The 12 Most Memorable Twists in the Wicked First Season|Jace Lacob|May 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She began to convalesce slowly but surely, and one day she turned the nurses out of the room and sent for her Uncle Robert.The Bride of the Tomb and Queenie's Terrible Secret|Mrs. Alexander McVeigh Miller
Her friends showered invitations on "dear Sally" to come and convalesce with them, but the plans fell through.My War Experiences in Two Continents|Sarah Macnaughtan
Besides, there was only one, if you come to think of it—the little boy being sent to Widow Thrale's to convalesce.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Hardly had Jacques begun to convalesce, and she could breathe again, when Madeleine made them all uneasy.The Lily of the Valley|Honore de Balzac
After the patient begins to convalesce the danger of infection grows greater.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
Word Origin for convalesce
late 15c., from Latin convalescere "thrive, regain health," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + valescere "to begin to grow strong," inchoative of valere "to be strong" (see valiant). Only in Caxton and Scottish writers until 19c. Related: Convalesced; convalescing.