Convalescent meaning

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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.

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A person who is convalescing.
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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.

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Of or having to do with convalescence.

A convalescent diet.

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Recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness.
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Of convalescence or convalescents (see below).
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A person recovering from illness.

I had been ill in health, but am now a convalescent.

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Gradually recovering health after illness.
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Origin of convalescent

  • From French convalescent, from Latin convalescens.
    From Wiktionary