• The convalescent
    The convalescent
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n convalescence gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Convalescence The recovery of heath and strength after disease; the state of a body renewing its vigor after sickness or weakness; the time between the subsidence of a disease and complete restoration to health.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n convalescence The gradual recovery of health and strength after sickness; renewal of health and vigor after sickness or weakness.
    • n convalescence In Roman law, the establishment of a right or title by the retroactive effect of removing an original defect in its validity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Convalescence gradual recovery of health and strength
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. convalescentia,: cf. F. convalescence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, and valesc-ĕreval-ēre, to be strong.


In literature:

He is comfortable and convalescing nicely.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
From here he is sent to a convalescent home for six weeks.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
But then through what a long convalescence he, Pierre, had passed, buried as it were in that deserted house.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
The convalescence would be a very long one; the doctor had talked of four months.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
But then through what a long convalescence he, Pierre, had passed, buried as it were in that deserted house.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
No pretty vision came again near his bed, and he beheld his convalescence as a mistake.
"The Gentleman From Indiana" by Booth Tarkington
Convalescents who were able to walk flapped along in carpet slippers.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Two wards are kept for convalescent cases, who have a dining-room to stay in during the day.
"Turkish Prisoners in Egypt" by Various
A new bond now ties him and his convalescent teacher together.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
But she is convalescent now, thank God!
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon

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:

Annie Pearl Bankhead , 79, died Feb 21, 2009, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Jean Smith Collins, who served Sikeston as a community leader, volunteer and politician, died April 18, 2007, at Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Convalescence by Tyrone Williams.
Tyrone Williams recites his poem, Convalescence .
Federal agents from multiple departments conduct a search at South Pasadena Convalescent Hospital on Mission Street Thursday, June 7, 2012.
Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility.
Margaret Kelly, the mother of the late Princess Grace of Monaco and the matriarch of the famed Kelly family of Philadelphia, died of pneumonia Saturday at a convalescent home here.
Convalescence, with the capable and loving help of my wife Heather, became my focus.
Henry Hazlitt , a self-taught economist who popularized the subject as a journalist and wrote a best-selling book about it, died yesterday at the Carolton Chronic Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield, Conn.
Iva M Herzog died on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Little Brook Nursing and Convalescent Center in Califon.
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.