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Adjective: convalescent  ,kón-vu'le-sunt
  1. Returning to health after illness or debility
    "convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed";
    - recovering
Noun: convalescent  ,kón-vu'le-sunt
  1. A person who is recovering from illness

Derived forms: convalescents

See also: ill, sick

Type of: diseased person, sick person, sufferer

Encyclopedia: Convalescent