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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.People who receive medical treatment

convalescent

adjective uk   /ˌkɒn.vəˈles.ənt/ us    /ˌkɑːn-/
(for or relating to) convalescing: a convalescent home/hospitalRecovering from illness
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