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convalesce


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convalesce  \Con`va*lesce"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Convalesced}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Convalescing}.]  [L.  convalscere  con-  + 
  valescere  to  grow  strong,  v.  incho.  of  valere  to  be  strong. 
  See  {Vallant}.] 
  To  recover  health  and  strength  gradually,  after  sickness  or 
  weakness;  as  a  patient  begins  to  convalesce. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convalesce 
  v  :  get  over  an  illness  or  shock;  "The  patient  is  recuperating" 
  [syn:  {recuperate},  {recover}]  [ant:  {deteriorate}] 




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