[kon-vuh-les-uh ns] /ˌkɒn vəˈlɛs əns/ noun 1. the gradual recovery of health and strength after illness. 2. the period during which one is . /ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsəns/ noun 1. gradual return to health after illness, injury, or an operation, esp through rest 2. the period during which such recovery occurs n. late 15c., from Middle French convalescence […]
[kon-vuh-les-uh nt] /ˌkɒn vəˈlɛs ənt/ adjective 1. . 2. of or relating to or convalescing persons. noun 3. a person who is convalescing. adj. 1650s, from French convalescent, from Latin convalescentem (nominative convalescens), present participle of convalescere (see convalesce). As a noun, attested from 1758. convalescent con·va·les·cent (kŏn’və-lěs’ənt) adj. Relating to convalescence. n. A person […]
[kon-vuh-les] /ˌkɒn vəˈlɛs/ verb (used without object), convalesced, convalescing. 1. to recover health and strength after illness; make progress toward recovery of health. /ˌkɒnvəˈlɛs/ verb 1. (intransitive) to recover from illness, injury, or the aftereffects of a surgical operation, esp by resting v. late 15c., from Latin convalescere “thrive, regain health,” from com-, intensive prefix […]
[kuh n-vekt] /kənˈvɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to transfer (heat or a fluid) by . verb (used without object) 2. (of a fluid) to transfer heat by .