Part of speech: adjective

Recovering health after sickness.

Part of speech: noun

One who is convalescing.

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Usage examples "convalescent":

  1. The convalescent stared in open- mouthed astonishment: " What's he doin' in th' hotel, an' who's goin' to plug him?" - "Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20", Clarence Edward Mulford.
  2. He said to me yesterday when I asked him which convalescent home he was going to, It doesn't matter. - "A Diary Without Dates", Enid Bagnold.
  3. Military convalescent hospitals were set up in many centres, in addition to the opening of private homes for the same beneficent purpose. - "Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights", Kelly Miller.