[ kon-vuh-les ]
Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Late 15th century; Latin; from Latin convalescere, from con- ‘altogether’ + valescere ‘grow strong’ (from valere ‘be well’)
verbto recover health and strength after illness; make progress toward recovery of health
verbThe patient spent 6 months in physical therapy to convalesce after his injury.
Usage Over Time