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