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CONVALESCENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does convalescence mean? 

CONVALESCENCE (noun)
  The noun CONVALESCENCE has 1 sense:

1. gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

  Familiarity information: CONVALESCENCE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVALESCENCE (noun)


Sense 1convalescence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

convalescence; recuperation; recovery

Hypernyms ("convalescence" is a kind of...):

healing (the natural process by which the body repairs itself)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convalescence"):

lysis (recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside)

rally (a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness)


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