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

Definition of convalescence in English:

noun

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.
Synonyms
recuperation, recovery, return to health, rehabilitation, improvement

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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