Definition of Convalescent

1. Noun. A person who is recovering from illness.

Generic synonyms: Diseased Person, Sick Person, Sufferer
Derivative terms: Convalesce



2. Adjective. Returning to health after illness or debility. "Convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed"
Exact synonyms: Recovering
Similar to: Ill, Sick
Derivative terms: Convalesce, Convalescence

Definition of Convalescent

1. a. Recovering from sickness or debility; partially restored to health or strength.

2. n. One recovering from sickness.

Definition of Convalescent

1. Adjective. Recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness. ¹

2. Adjective. Of convalescence or convalescents (see below). ¹

3. Noun. A person recovering from illness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Convalescent

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Medical Definition of Convalescent

1. 1. Getting well or one who is getting well. 2. Denoting the period of convalescence. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Convalescent

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conus
conus arteriosus
conus elasticus
conus medullaris
conusable
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conusor
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convalescent (current term)
convalescent carrier
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convallamarin
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convected
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Literary usage of Convalescent

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"The following was the ratio in the several months :— Total cases in the three months, 75; total deaths, 8 = 1 in 9.4; total convalescent by ninth day, ..."

2. Anecdotes, Poetry, and Incidents of the War: North and South : 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1866)
"To save the gallant soldier's head, it was decided not to send him to the ' convalescent camp.' Another case of homesickness I am reminded of. ..."

3. A History of the Yellow Fever: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878, in Memphis by John McLeod Keating (1879)
"Major Stephenson's two daughters dead and one convalescent. BN Cutting's wife convalescent. ... M. Crowell's daughter dead and wife and son convalescent. ..."

4. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"The usual single dose is 10o cc convalescent Serum The employment of serum from a patient convalescent from a similar infection is rational, ..."

5. The Medical Times and Gazette (1879)
"At the end of that time her younger sister, who hod remained safely in the house all the time, met the convalescent by accident, and in a few days was ..."

6. Tuberculosis in Massachusetts by Edwin Allen Locke (1908)
"The experience of the Wellesley convalescent Home will serve as an admirable ... For several years the convalescent Home consisted of a comfortable, ..."

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