Definition of convalescence in English:

convalescence

Line breaks: con|va¦les¦cence
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsns
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Time spent recovering from an illness or medical treatment; recuperation: a period of convalescence [count noun]: 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.
    Synonyms
    recuperation, recovery, return to health, process of getting better, rehabilitation, improvement, mending, restoration

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