convalescent

[ kon-vuh-les-uh nt ]
/ ˌkɒn vəˈlɛs ənt /

adjective

of or relating to convalescence or convalescing persons.

noun

a person who is convalescing.

Nearby words

  1. conus,
  2. conus arteriosus,
  3. conv.,
  4. convalesce,
  5. convalescence,
  6. convect,
  7. convection,
  8. convection cell,
  9. convection oven,
  10. convection zone

Origin of convalescent

1650–60; < Latin convalēscent- (stem of convalēscēns), present participle of convalēscere to convalesce; see -ent

Related formscon·va·les·cent·ly, adverbpost·con·va·les·cent, adjective

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Word Origin and History for convalescent

convalescent

adj.

1650s, from French convalescent, from Latin convalescentem (nominative convalescens), present participle of convalescere (see convalesce). As a noun, attested from 1758.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for convalescent

convalescent

[ kŏn′və-lĕsənt ]

adj.

Relating to convalescence.

n.

A person who is recovering from an illness, an injury, or a surgical operation.

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