Definition of Convalescence

1. Noun. Gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury.

Exact synonyms: Recovery, Recuperation
Generic synonyms: Healing
Specialized synonyms: Lysis, Rally
Derivative terms: Convalesce, Convalescent, Recover, Recuperate, Recuperate



Definition of Convalescence

1. n. The recovery of heath and strength after disease; the state of a body renewing its vigor after sickness or weakness; the time between the subsidence of a disease and complete restoration to health.

Definition of Convalescence

1. Noun. A gradual healing after illness or injury. ¹

2. Noun. The period of time spent for healing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Convalescence

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Convalescence

1. The stage of recovery following an attack of disease, a surgical operation or an injury. Origin: L. Convalescere = to become strong This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Convalescence

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conus elasticus
conus medullaris
conusable
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convalescence (current term)
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convallamarin
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Literary usage of Convalescence

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1892)
"After the sixth week his convalescence was undisturbed, and he soon reached a state of perfectly good health which has been unaffected since. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"THE condition of the heart, together with its proper management in the early period of convalescence following acute infectious disease, is without doubt a ..."

3. The History, diagnosis, and treatment of the fevers of the United States by Elisha Bartlett (1856)
"convalescence. There are but few writers on yellow fever who make any special mention of the character or the duration of the convalescence from the disease ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Medical & Surgical Uses of Electricity by George Miller Beard, Alphonso David Rockwell (1871)
"... erysipelas, diphtheria, and typhus and intermittent fever. convalescence. In slow convalescence from exhausting diseases of any kind general ..."

5. Typhus Fever with Particular Reference to the Serbian Epidemic by Richard Pearson Strong (1921)
"convalescence Even after the most severe symptoms, convalescence was rapid considering the emaciation and weakness of the patients. ..."

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