1. [syn: recuperate, recover, convalesce]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Convalesce \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.
To recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or
weakness; as, a patient begins to convalesce.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"
[syn: recuperate, recover, convalesce] [ant:
degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop]