Convalescing



[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 (see com-), + valescere “to begin to grow strong,” inchoative of valere “to be strong” (see valiant). Only in Caxton and Scottish writers until 19c. Related: Convalesced; convalescing.

convalesce con·va·lesce (kŏn’və-lěs’)
v. con·va·lesced, con·va·lesc·ing, con·va·lesc·es
To return to health and strength after illness; recuperate.

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