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English definition of “convalescent”

convalescent

noun [C]     /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
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