- a person who is convalescing.
Origin of convalescent
Examples from the Web for convalescent
“Convalescent blood transfusions and plasma transfusions may help people who are sick survive the infection,” he says.Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness
October 26, 2014
Resting fighters can be found holed up in apartments, and wounded ones fill hospitals and a growing number of convalescent homes.Syria’s Islamist Rebels
August 2, 2012
Downton becomes a convalescent home during the war, bringing in a number of new struggles for the family and the staff.The Brits' Surprising Emmy Hit
August 29, 2011
Lucretia, when convalescent, would also come to the farm to rest and get strong.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Then she helped the convalescent to put on a few loose drapings.
He was convalescent, both in body and spirit, but convalescence brought no joy.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
“Yes, indeed,” responded the convalescent, with beaming face.
But those three braves yonder are something more than convalescent.The Trampling of the Lilies
Word Origin and History for convalescent
1650s, from French convalescent, from Latin convalescentem (nominative convalescens), present participle of convalescere (see convalesce). As a noun, attested from 1758.
- Relating to convalescence.
- A person who is recovering from an illness, an injury, or a surgical operation.