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Definition of convalesce verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they convalesce
    he / she / it convalesces
    past simple convalesced
    -ing form convalescing
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  1. 1to spend time getting your health and strength back after an illness synonym recuperate
  2. 2 She is convalescing at home after her operation.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: convalesce