con·va·lesce


con·va·lesce

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  • con|va|lesce — «KON vuh LEHS», intransitive verb, lesced, lesc|ing. to recover health and strength after illness; make progress toward health: »She convalesced at home for three weeks after her operation. ╂[< Latin convalēscere < com (intensive) +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lesce — ad·o·lesce; con·va·lesce; ob·so·lesce; co·a·lesce; …   English syllables

  • convalesce — con·va·lesce …   English syllables

  • convalesce — con•va•lesce [[t]ˌkɒn vəˈlɛs[/t]] v. i. lesced, lesc•ing med to recover health and strength after illness • Etymology: 1475–85; < L convalēscere to grow fully strong =con con +valēscere to grow strong (val(ēre) to be well + escere esce) …   From formal English to slang

  • convalesce — con·va·lesce .kän və les vi, lesced; lesc·ing to recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness …   Medical dictionary

  • convalesce — con|va|lesce [ˌkɔnvəˈles US ˌka:n ] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: convalescere, from com ( COM ) + valescere [i] to grow strong ] to spend time getting well after an illness = ↑recover ▪ the time needed to convalesce after an operation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • convalesce — con|va|lesce [ ,kanvə les ] verb intransitive to spend time resting after an illness or operation in order to become healthier or stronger …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Re. — rupee. Also, re. * * * re1 «ray», noun. the second tone of the musical diatonic scale. ╂[< Medieval Latin re < Latin re (sonāre) to resound. See etym. under gamut. (Cf. ↑gamut)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • R.E. — 1. real estate. 2. Reformed Episcopal. 3. Right Excellent. * * * re1 «ray», noun. the second tone of the musical diatonic scale. ╂[< Medieval Latin re < Latin re (sonāre) to resound. See etym. under gamut …   Useful english dictionary

  • r.e. — Football. right end. * * * re1 «ray», noun. the second tone of the musical diatonic scale. ╂[< Medieval Latin re < Latin re (sonāre) to resound. See etym. under gamut. (Cf. ↑gamut)] re2 …   Useful english dictionary


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