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convalesce

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconvalescecon‧va‧lesce /ˌkɒnvəˈles $ ˌkɑːn-/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 MHRECOVER/GET BETTERto spend time getting well after an illness syn recover 🔊 the time needed to convalesce after an operationsee thesaurus at recover→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
convalesceSchoolteachers used their own time to help their ill students keep up while convalescing.These two physical symptoms are the most important causes of disability and failure to convalesce.But Luke's room was hardly a place to convalesce.He also fell so ill that he was sent to the family's country house to convalesce.His health broke down under the strain of overwork, and he returned to Ortona in 1869 to convalesce.He will need about a week to convalesce after his hospital stay.Jason is now convalescing at home after a major operation.Imagine the comical scene when Grant goes to visit Rod who is convalescing at home.Korngold wrote the Symphonic Serenade while convalescing from a heart attack in 1950.They travelled to Bermuda for six weeks so that David could convalesce in the sun.Afternoons, I convalesce, play patience, match-make a court of Siamese twins.
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Verb table
convalesce
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconvalesce
he, she, itconvalesces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconvalesced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave convalesced
he, she, ithas convalesced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad convalesced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill convalesce
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have convalesced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam convalescing
he, she, itis convalescing
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you, we, theyare convalescing
Past
I, he, she, itwas convalescing
you, we, theywere convalescing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been convalescing
he, she, ithas been convalescing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been convalescing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be convalescing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been convalescing
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