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convalescence

noun [C/U]  us   /ˌkɑn·vəˈles·əns/
the process or period of resting in order to get better after an illness or operation
Translations of “convalescence”
in Korean 요양…
in Arabic نَقاهة…
in Portuguese convalescença…
in Catalan convalescència…
in Japanese (病後の)静養期間, 回復期…
in Italian convalescenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 休養期, 康復期,恢復期…
in Russian выздоровление…
in Turkish iyileşme süreci, nekâhet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 休养期, 康复期,恢复期…
in Polish rekonwalescencja…
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