1. [syn: convalescence, recuperation, recovery]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Convalescence \Con`va*les"cence\, Convalescency
\Con`va*les"cen*cy\, n. [L. convalescentia: cf. F.
The recovery of heath and strength after disease; the state
of a body renewing its vigor after sickness or weakness; the
time between the subsidence of a disease and complete
restoration to health.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
[syn: convalescence, recuperation, recovery]