- The definition of convalescent is someone recovering from an illness or something related to rest and recovery.
A nursing home where people go to rehabilitate after a stroke or after an injury is an example of a home that would be described as a convalescent home.
- Convalescent is defined as a person who is recovering from an illness or undergoing a period of rest and recovery.
A person who has just had a stroke and who is now in a nursing home recovering and rehabilitating is an example of a convalescent.
- gradually recovering health after illness
- of or having to do with convalescence: a convalescent diet
Origin of convalescentfrom Classical Latin convalescens