Definition of convalescence in English:


Syllabification: con·va·les·cence
Pronunciation: /ˌkänvəˈlesəns


Time spent recovering from an illness or medical treatment; recuperation: a period of convalescence I had a long convalescence ahead
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  • It is important to remember that it is a very serious condition and that recovery and convalescence can take time - months and years, rather than weeks.
  • Adults with disability or conditions such as alcoholism may also require extended convalescence and careful discharge planning.
  • Recovery is mostly uneventful but convalescence is prolonged with generalized weakness, fatigue and depression.
recuperation, recovery, return to health, rehabilitation, improvement

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