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Meaning of CONVALESCE

Pronunciation:  `kânvu'les

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"
 

CONVALESCE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: recover, recuperate
 
 Antonyms: degenerate, deteriorate, drop
 
 See Also: ameliorate, better, gain vigor, improve, meliorate, percolate, perk, perk up, pick up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`va*lesce"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Convalesced};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Convalescing}.] [L. convalscere; con- +
valescere to grow strong, v. incho. of valere to be strong.
See {Vallant}.]
To recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or
weakness; as, a patient begins to convalesce.

 

 

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