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English definition of “convalesce”

convalesce

verb [I]     /ˌkɒn.vəˈles/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/
to rest in order to get better after an illness : After your operation , you'll need to convalesce for a week or two.Recovering from illness
(Definition of convalesce verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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