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convalescent (not comparable)
- 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!"
- of convalescence or convalescents
- She stayed in a convalescent hospital for two weeks before returning home.
recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness
of convalescence or convalescents
convalescent (plural convalescents)
terms derived from the same Latin verb
- “convalescent”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /kon.u̯aˈleːs.kent/, [kɔnu̯äˈɫ̪eːs̠kɛn̪t̪]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kon.vaˈleʃ.ʃent/, [koɱväˈlɛʃːen̪t̪]
Declension of convalescent