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- Rhymes: -ɛsənt
convalescent (not comparable)
- Recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness.
1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter IV”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
- "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!"
- Of convalescence or convalescents (see below).
recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness
of convalescence or convalescents
convalescent (plural convalescents)