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convalescent

adjective [not gradable]  /ˌkɑn·vəˈles·ənt/ us  
being in the process or period of resting in order to get better after an illness or operation: convalescent patients A convalescent home is a place where people go when they need medical care but do not need to be in a hospital.
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