What does the word convalescent mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Recovering health after sickness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • One who is convalescing.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Kelly Miller