convalescent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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convalescentnoun [C]

uk   /ˌkɒn.vəˈles.ənt/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/
someone who is getting ​better after a ​seriousillness or ​injury: Most convalescents ​prefer to be ​cared for at ​homerather than in a ​hospital.

convalescentadjective

uk   /ˌkɒn.vəˈles.ənt/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/
(for or ​relating to) ​convalescing: a convalescent home/​hospital
(Definition of convalescent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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convalescentadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌkɑn·vəˈles·ənt/
being in the ​process or ​period of ​resting in ​order to get ​better after an ​illness or ​operation: convalescent ​patients A convalescent ​home is a ​place where ​people go when they need ​medicalcare but do not need to be in a ​hospital.
(Definition of convalescent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “convalescent”
in Chinese (Simplified) 处于康复期的病人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 處於康復期的病人…
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