Convalescence meaning

kŏn'və-lĕs'əns
The period needed for returning to health after illness.
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The definition of convalescence is a gradual healing process or a time of rest and relaxation, usually after an illness.

When you go to a nursing home for a period of rest and rehab after you have suffered from a stroke, this time spent in the nursing home is an example of a convalescence.

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Gradual return to health and strength after illness.
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Gradual recovery after illness.
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The period of such recovery.
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Gradual return to health and strength after illness.
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The period needed for returning to health after illness.
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A gradual healing after illness or injury.
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The period of time spent for healing.
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Origin of convalescence

From Middle French convalescence, from Late Latin convalēscentia (“regaining of health”), from Latin convalēscō (“regain health, grow strong”).