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convalescent

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɒn.vəˈles.ənt/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/
someone who is getting better after a serious illness or injury: Most convalescents prefer to be cared for at home rather than in a hospital.

convalescent

adjective uk   /ˌkɒn.vəˈles.ənt/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/
(for or relating to) convalescing: a convalescent home/hospital
Translations of “convalescent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 處於康復期的病人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 处于康复期的病人…
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