convalescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French convalescent, from Latin convalescens.

Adjective[edit]

convalescent (not comparable)

  1. Recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set, Ch.IV:
      "Mid-Lent, and the Enemy grins," remarked Selwyn as he started for church with Nina and the children. Austin, knee-deep in a dozen Sunday supplements, refused to stir; poor little Eileen was now convalescent from grippe, but still unsteady on her legs; her maid had taken the grippe, and now moaned all day: "Mon dieu! Mon dieu! Che fais mourir!"
  2. Of convalescence or convalescents (see below).

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Noun[edit]

convalescent (plural convalescents)

  1. A person recovering from illness.
    I had been ill in health, but am now a convalescent.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

convalēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of convalēscō