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convalescent (not comparable)
- Recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness.
1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 4, The Younger Set:
- “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 ; …
- Of convalescence or convalescents (see below).
recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness
convalescent (plural convalescents)