Definition of convalescent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

convalescent

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌkɑnvəˈlɛsnt//
 
 
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connected with convalescence; in the process of convalescence a convalescent home (= a type of hospital where people go to get well after an illness) a convalescent child
convalescentnoun
 
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His therapist treated him as a convalescent, not as a sick man.