convalescent

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

adjective

of or relating to convalescence or convalescing persons.

noun

a person who is convalescing.

Origin of convalescent

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

Related forms

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