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convalescent

[kon-vuh-les-uh nt] /ˌkɒn vəˈlɛs ənt/
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to convalescence or convalescing persons.
noun
3.
a person who is convalescing.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin convalēscent- (stem of convalēscēns), present participle of convalēscere to convalesce; see -ent
Related forms
convalescently, adverb
postconvalescent, adjective
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Word Origin and History for postconvalescent
convalescent
1650s, from L. convalescentem, prp. of convalescere (see convalesce). As a noun, attested from 1758.
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postconvalescent in Medicine

convalescent con·va·les·cent (kŏn'və-lěs'ənt)
adj.
Relating to convalescence. n.
A person who is recovering from an illness, an injury, or a surgical operation.

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