Meaning of “convalescence” in the English Dictionary

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"convalescence" in British English

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convalescencenoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˌkɒn.vəˈles.əns/ us /ˌkɑːn.vəˈles.əns/

Examples from literature

  • A little healthy laughter is the best possible thing for convalescence. 
  • Anna had not seen him yet since her convalescence. 
  • As soon as the wounded were attended to, she established an invalid's kitchen, where appetizing food could be prepared,—one of the essentials in convalescence. 
  • During convalescence, great care is necessary to protect the patient from taking cold. 
  • During the evenings of my convalescence she would talk to me of her nursing experiences. 

(Definition of “convalescence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"convalescence" in American English

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convalescencenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌkɑn·vəˈles·əns/

the process or period of resting in order to get better after an illness or operation

(Definition of “convalescence” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)