convalescence convalescence  /ˌkɑn və ˈlɛ səns/

Definition(s):

  • (n) gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Ackroyd, 62, is divorced and has only one child, who lives in England, but her eight-week convalescence has been far easier than she expected.
  2. Thus began what will doubtless rate as the most exposed convalescence in presidential history.
  3. Pollack's prediction: the new diet will end doctors' traditional tolerance for patients who dawdle over their convalescence.

News

  1. British Queen visits husband, 92, in hospital after operation

    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth visited her husband, Prince Philip, in hospital on Monday, where he was "comfortable and in good spirits" three days after an operation on his abdomen, Buckingham Palace said. Philip will remain in hospital for up to two weeks and take "a period of convalescence of approximately two months", the palace said in a statement, confirming ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Queen visits Prince Philip in hospital after operation

    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - The Queen visited her husband, Prince Philip, in hospital on Monday, where he was "comfortable and in good spirits" three days after an operation on his abdomen, Buckingham Palace said. Philip will remain in hospital for up to two weeks and take "a period of convalescence of approximately two months", the palace said in a statement, confirming that he was ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Prince Philip spends 92nd birthday in hospital

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, spending his 92nd birthday in hospital, will need two months of convalescence to recover from abdominal surgery, palace officials said Monday.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

Quotes

  1. "Today we sensed on his part a great willingness in regards to Guinea's progress (toward democracy)," said Compaore. "But we also think that a period of convalescence would be useful. That is why he has put his trust in his friend Sekouba...
    on Jan 15, 2010 By: Blaise Compaore Source: Washington Post

  2. "We must wait and see how long his convalescence will last," De Haan added. "I find it a shame that Ryan has to miss the European Championship final stage. His absence is also a large blow to the national side. He could have been our secret...
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Foppe de Haan Source: Goal.com

  3. "Despite the rigor and will with which he pursues his treatment and physical therapy, the doctors have insisted that he continue to rest," Felipe Perez Roque said, but "his health improves continually and his convalescence is satisfactory."
    on Sep 15, 2006 By: Felipe Perez Roque Source: FOXNews

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