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CONVALESCENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does convalescent mean? 

CONVALESCENT (noun)
  The noun CONVALESCENT has 1 sense:

1. a person who is recovering from illness

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


CONVALESCENT (adjective)
  The adjective CONVALESCENT has 2 senses:

1. of or for or relating to convalescence or convalescents
2. returning to health after illness or debility

  Familiarity information: CONVALESCENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVALESCENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who is recovering from illness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

diseased person; sick person; sufferer (a person suffering from an illness)


CONVALESCENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or for or relating to convalescence or convalescents

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

convalescent home

Pertainym:

convalescence (gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury)


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Meaning:

Returning to health after illness or debility

Synonyms:

recovering; convalescent

Context example:

convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed

Similar:

ill; sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function)


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