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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 ?
During his convalescence he had gone over in his mind many times the battle with the gorilla, and his first thought was to recover the wonderful little weapon which had transformed him from a hopelessly outclassed weakling to the superior of the mighty terror of the jungle.