convalescent

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Synonyms for convalescent

Synonyms for convalescent

a person who is recovering from illness

returning to health after illness or debility

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Since my convalescence I have so many affairs of this kind on my hands that I am forced to regulate them a little.
Dunster, in this first stage of his convalescence, was perhaps difficult to please, for he did not like the look of the doctor, either.
The bright sun, the brilliant green of the foliage, the strains of the music were for her the natural setting of all these familiar faces, with their changes to greater emaciation or to convalescence, for which she watched.
It was a divine spring, and the season contributed greatly to my convalescence.
Then, the paleness of her face - its haggard aspect having vanished as she recovered flesh - and the peculiar expression arising from her mental state, though painfully suggestive of their causes, added to the touching interest which she awakened; and - invariably to me, I know, and to any person who saw her, I should think - refuted more tangible proofs of convalescence, and stamped her as one doomed to decay.