convalesce

Definitions

  • The convalescent
    The convalescent
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v convalesce get over an illness or shock "The patient is recuperating"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Convalesce To recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or weakness; as, a patient begins to convalesce .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • convalesce To grow better after sickness; make progress toward the recovery of health.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Convalesce kon-val-es′ to regain health
    • n Convalesce one recovering health
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Quotations

  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. convalscere,; con-, + valescere, to grow strong, v. incho. of valere, to be strong. See Valiant

Usage

In literature:

Madge was convalescing at the Flippins'.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Convalescents are always wilful.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
High up on the downs is the Convalescent Camp.
"Leaves from a Field Note-Book" by J. H. Morgan
In 1917 he was a nameless convalescent in a German hospital; officially he was dead.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Madge was convalescing at the Flippins'.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
The men at my hospital are mostly convalescent, but, of course, their wounds require dressing.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
During the progress of disease or convalescence, entire continence must be observed.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
During his convalescence Priscilla met Doctor Ledyard and Doctor Travers many times.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
It is alike the support and the guide of health convalescence, and disease.
"Sex in Education" by Edward H. Clarke
That slow return to the substantialities of life was in the nature of a convalescence.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
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In poetry:

Ares at last has quit the field,
The bloodstains on the bushes yield
To seeping showers,
And in their convalescent state
The fractured towns associate
With summer flowers.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

The gay police officer performed the work while on convalescent leave, a violation of department policy.
Burnell Willett " Bunny " Vaughn, 96 of Paducah died Sunday, Sept 23, at Calvert City Convalescent Center.
Officials are seeking the public's help in finding relatives of a man who died in a Redlands convalescent home.
A state official's doubts about water rights for a condo development at the old Carmel Convalescent Hospital site rankled County Planning Director Mike Novo.
MANHATTAN, Kan.—Kansas State couldn't pick a better place to convalesce than Manhattan, Kan.
Fire at Genesys Convalescent Center a false alarm.
Jane Watkins greets the residents at Crescent City Convalescent Rehabilitation by name.
Iva M Herzog died on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Little Brook Nursing and Convalescent Center in Califon.
Administers nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients in the Intensive Care Unit.
Myra Leona " Lea " Robertson, 90, of Benton, died Friday, Sept 28, at Calvert City Convalescent Center.
Lloyd Benjamin Hendershot, 96, formerly of Summit Street died Saturday (Dec. 8, 2012) at Marietta Convalescent Center.
Lloyd Benjamin Hendershot, 96, formerly of Summit Street died Saturday (Dec. 8, 2012) at Marietta Convalescent Center.
McALESTER — Loren Jenkins, 95, of McAlester, died Sunday, Nov 11, 2012, at Mitchell Manor Convalescent Center.
He had suffered a massive heart attack in late February and had been convalescing ever since.
Just a week and a half ago the jury found Hillcrest Convalescent Home, owned by Genesis Healthcare Corp.
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