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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.
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Restorative Beverage for Invalids and Convalescents is a mouthful in both name and flavour.
ONE of the last remaining railway convalescent homes in Britain will be reopened by Princess Anne today after a pounds 1.
The RCH charity, of which Princess Anne is patron, used to run 10 convalescent homes but now owns only the Old Abbey and a home in Devon.
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.
5] Profiling a woman whose philanthropic gift was earmarked for establishing a "hospital for convalescents," the article stated:
The accommodations of our hospitals are in much demand, and the expense of their maintenance so great, that patients are necessarily dismissed from them as soon as the stage of convalescence is reached; and moreover, it is not in the hospital, but in surroundings of a very different character, that convalescents can receive the benefit of which they stand in special need.
The convalescent home represents another antecedent of the nursing home as we know it today.