convalesce


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convalesce

(kŏn′və-lĕs′)
intr.v. conva·lesced, conva·lescing, conva·lesces
To return to health and strength after illness; recuperate.
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My point is, in Germany the older population who have had any surgery, are sent to convalesce, then annually they are given money to stay in a spa!
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"After the operation you are expected to convalesce in the hospital for about 10 days but knowing Karren she will be out in five and that's the nature of the lady."