Convalescent vs Convalescently - What's the difference?

convalescent | convalescently |


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.

convalescent

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness.
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  • *:"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).
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person recovering from illness.
  • I had been ill in health, but am now a convalescent .

    convalescently

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In the manner of a convalescent; with increasing strength or vigour.
  • (Webster 1913)