convalesce

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin convalescere; con- + valescere ‎(to grow strong) from valere ‎(to be strong).

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convalesce ‎(third-person singular simple present convalesces, present participle convalescing, simple past and past participle convalesced)

  1. To recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness
    The patient convalesced for six months after his stroke.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

convalēsce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of convalēscō

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

convalesce

  1. third-person singular present indicative of convalescer
  2. second-person singular imperative of convalescer