Origin of convalescent
Related formscon·va·les·cent·ly, adverbpost·con·va·les·cent, adjective
Examples from the Web for convalescent
“Convalescent blood transfusions and plasma transfusions may help people who are sick survive the infection,” he says.
Resting fighters can be found holed up in apartments, and wounded ones fill hospitals and a growing number of convalescent homes.
Downton becomes a convalescent home during the war, bringing in a number of new struggles for the family and the staff.
I was able to be up about a week before we got to Camp Gardner, and was convalescent, but still weak.Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army|Augustus Meyers
He walks with a slight limp and admits that he is here as a convalescent, but he hasn't told us very much about himself.The Zeppelin's Passenger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
In fact, you delay doing so till some strong-minded friend or other goes boldly forward and shakes the convalescent by the hand.
The convalescent ward was generally a happy place, for everybody was getting well, and getting well is pleasant business.Polly of the Hospital Staff|Emma C. Dowd
It was not because the convalescent had no appetite that she was not eating.Friars and Filipinos|Jose Rizal