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ˌkɒn vəˈlɛscon·va·lesce

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recuperate, recover, convalesceverb

    get over an illness or shock

    "The patient is recuperating"


  1. convalesceverb

    To recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness

    a patient begins to convalesce

    Etymology: From Latin convalscere; con- + valescere, to grow strong, valere to be strong.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convalesceverb

    to recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or weakness; as, a patient begins to convalesce

    Etymology: [L. convalscere; con- + valescere to grow strong, v. incho. of valere to be strong. See Valiant.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convalesce

    kon-val-es′, v.i. to regain health.—ns. Convales′cence, Convales′cency, gradual recovery of health and strength.—adj. Convales′cent, gradually recovering health.—n. one recovering health. [L. con, and valesc-ĕreval-ēre, to be strong.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convalesce in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convalesce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
    • A. omnifarious
    • B. butch
    • C. epidemic
    • D. defiant

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