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ˌkɒn vəˈlɛs əntcon·va·les·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convalescent(adj)

    a person who is recovering from illness

  2. convalescent, recovering(adj)

    returning to health after illness or debility

    "convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed"


  1. convalescent(Noun)

    A person recovering from illness.

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

  2. convalescent(Adjective)

    Recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness.

  3. convalescent(Adjective)

    Of convalescence or convalescents (see below).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convalescent(adj)

    recovering from sickness or debility; partially restored to health or strength

    Etymology: [L. convalescens, -entis, p. pr.: cf. F. convalescent.]

  2. Convalescent(adj)

    of or pertaining to convalescence

    Etymology: [L. convalescens, -entis, p. pr.: cf. F. convalescent.]

  3. Convalescent(noun)

    one recovering from sickness

    Etymology: [L. convalescens, -entis, p. pr.: cf. F. convalescent.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. convalescent

    Those men who are recovering health, but not sufficiently recovered to perform their duties, are reported by the surgeon "convalescent." Convalescents are amused by picking oakum!

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. convalescent

    A soldier who though discharged from hospital is not sufficiently recovered to do duty.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convalescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convalescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of convalescent in a Sentence

  1. American Red Cross:

    This initiative is still new and the Red Cross along with our industry partners are working around-the-clock to identify, qualify and collect more convalescent plasma donations to meet urgent patient needs in this rapidly changing environment, we expect to significantly increase collections in the coming days and weeks.

  2. Manu Shankar-Hari:

    Convalescent plasma is a promising treatment that could help patients whose bodies aren't producing enough antibodies to curb the disease, this trial will help us understand whether the treatment should be used more widely to treat COVID-19.

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