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

Definition of convalescence in English:


[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.
recuperation, recovery, return to health, process of getting better, rehabilitation, improvement, mending, restoration

Words that rhyme with convalescence

acquiescence, adolescence, arborescence, coalescence, deliquescence, effervescence, essence, evanescence, excrescence, florescence, fluorescence, incandescence, iridescence, juvenescence, luminescence, obsolescence, opalescence, phosphorescence, pubescence, putrescence, quiescence, quintessence
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