convalescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French convalescent, from Latin convalēscēn(t-)s, present participle of convalēscere (to become strong or well); see convalesce.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsənt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛsənt
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Adjective[edit]

convalescent (not comparable)

  1. recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness
    • 1842, [anonymous collaborator of Letitia Elizabeth Landon], chapter XLVI, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. [], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 1000392275, page 282:
      So soon as Lady Anne was pronounced convalescent by the medical men, she insisted on discharging "that odious woman," the nurse,...
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter IV, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      "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
    She stayed in a convalescent hospital for two weeks before returning home.

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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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terms derived from the same Latin verb

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin convalēscēns.

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Adjective[edit]

convalescent (feminine convalescente, masculine plural convalescents, feminine plural convalescentes)

  1. convalescent

Noun[edit]

convalescent m (plural convalescents, feminine convalescente)

  1. convalescent

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Latin[edit]

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Verb[edit]

convalēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of convalēscō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French convalescent, from Latin convalescens.

Adjective[edit]

convalescent m or n (feminine singular convalescentă, masculine plural convalescenți, feminine and neuter plural convalescente)

  1. convalescent

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