Resting at home after a car accident is an example of convalesce.
intransitive verb-·lesced′, -·lesc′ing
Origin of convalesceClassical Latin convalescere, to begin to grow strong from com-, intensive + valescere, to grow strong, inchoative of valere, to be strong: see value
intransitive verbcon·va·lesced, con·va·lesc·ing, con·va·lesc·es
Origin of convalesceLate Middle English convalesshe from Latin convalēscere com- intensive pref. ; see com- . valēscere to grow strong inchoative of valēre to be strong ; see wal- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present convalesces, present participle convalescing, simple past and past participle convalesced)
From Latin convalescere; con- + valescere (“to grow strong”) from valere (“to be strong”).