Recover one’s health and strength over a period of time after an illness or medical treatment: he spent eight months convalescing after the stroke
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- Women are encouraged to leave hospital within hours of delivery, with home support provided by visiting midwives; women with private health insurance usually choose to convalesce in private hospitals.
- As her father convalesced and improved, Cavell was convinced that nursing was her destiny.
- Good wishes were extended to Mrs Margaret Kelly-White who is convalescing in a nursing home after a recent illness.
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