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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Someone who is spending time getting well after an illness. Suitable to regain health or recuperate.

Usage examples (29)
  • There were five patients in the convalescent home when Uncle Jack checked in.
  • convalescent home
  • convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed
  • (Think of those affectionate 80-somethings in convalescent homes, still holding hands.) for more
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