Con`va*lesce" (?), v. i. [imp. & p.p. Convalesced (?); p.pr. & vb.n. Convalescing.] [L. convalscere; con- + valescere to grow strong, v. incho. of valere to be strong. See Vallant.]

To recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or weakness; as, a patient begins to convalesce.

 

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