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American English: /ˌkɑnvəˈlɛs(ə)nt/
British English: /kɒnvəˈlɛs(ə)nt/

Translation of convalescent in Spanish:



  • (no comp, pred) he is still convalescent after his illness
    todavía está convaleciente de su enfermedad
    Example sentences
    • The virus is present in the exhaled air, secretions and faeces of infected birds, both before they show signs of illness and while they are convalescent.
    • In England, porter, originally the beer favoured by porters at the market, became the health drink of the Victorians, often prescribed by doctors for convalescent ladies.
    • Undaunted Seacole funded her own trip to the Crimea where she established the British Hotel near Balaclava to provide ‘a mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers’.

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