Definition of convalescence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒnvəˈlesns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnvəˈlesns//
[singular, uncountable] Recovering from illness
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a period of time when you get well again after an illness or a medical operation; the process of getting well You need four to six weeks' convalescence. See related entries: Recovering from illness
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: convalescence