Meaning of “convalescent” in the English Dictionary

"convalescent" in American English

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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 medical care but do not need to be in a hospital.

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