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convalescent

 [kon″vah-les´ent]
1. pertaining to or characterized by convalescence.
2. a patient who is recovering from a disease, operation, or injury.

con·va·les·cent

(kon'vă-les'ent),
1. Getting well or one who is getting well.
2. Denoting the period of convalescence.

con·va·les·cent

(kon'vă-les'ĕnt)
1. Getting well or one who is getting well.
2. Denoting the period of convalescence.

convalescent

1. pertaining to or characterized by convalescence.
2. a patient who is recovering from a disease, operation or injury.
References in classic literature ?
An appreciative listener is always stimulating, and I described, in a humorous manner, certain incidents of my Convalescent Home, in a way which, I flatter myself, greatly amused my hostess.
The hunters possibly no more than tolerated me, though none of them disliked me; while Smoke and Henderson, convalescent under a deck awning and swinging day and night in their hammocks, assured me that I was better than any hospital nurse, and that they would not forget me at the end of the voyage when they were paid off.
When Miss Crawley was convalescent and descended to the drawing- room, Becky sang to her, and otherwise amused her; when she was well enough to drive out, Becky accompanied her.
For months my life was despaired of, and when at last I came to myself and became convalescent, I was so weak and emaciated that a medical board determined that not a day should be lost in sending me back to England.
Tulliver pointing his stick toward a chair, and looking at him with that pursuant gaze which convalescent persons often have for those who have tended them, reminding one of an infant gazing about after its nurse.
It forms, therefore, a most valuable restorative beverage for invalids and convalescents.
The Old Abbey now hosts more than 2,000 convalescents annually.
ONE of the last remaining railway convalescent homes in Britain will be reopened by Princess Anne today after a pounds 1.
All cities fall far below this estimate in their provision for convalescents, yet even such homes for this class as do exist are for the most part not used to capacity, and almost none are under the daily care of an interested and experienced physician.