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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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convalescentcon‧va‧les‧cent /ˌkɒnvəˈlesənt◂ $ ˌkɑːn-/ noun [countable]  MHRECOVER/GET BETTERsomeone who is spending time getting well after an illnessconvalescent adjective
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convalescentHe felt drained, giddy, weak as a convalescent.Age Concern believes that convalescent facilities must be available to all elderly patients who require them.
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