As an adjective convalescent
is recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness.
As a noun convalescent
is a person recovering from illness.
As an adverb convalescently is
in the manner of a convalescent; with increasing strength or vigour.
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Recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness.
*:"Mid-Lent, and the Enemy grins," remarked Selwyn as he started for church with Nina and the children. Austin, knee-deep in a dozen Sunday supplements, refused to stir; poor little Eileen was now convalescent from grippe, but still unsteady on her legs; her maid had taken the grippe, and now moaned all day: "Mon dieu! Mon dieu! Che fais mourir! "
Of convalescence or convalescents (see below).
A person recovering from illness.
- I had been ill in health, but am now a convalescent .