convalescent convalescent  /ˌkɑn və ˈlɛ sənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who is recovering from illness
  2. (adj) returning to health after illness or debility

Usage(s):

  1. Relief officials told the Allals that Isaac could go to a convalescent camp in Norway, and from there to Israel.
  2. The convalescent volunteers found their job complicated when, that same day, another woman of 63 was put in the bed next to Giuseppina's with the same diagnosis and temperature.
  3. Transfusions of blood from convalescent patients, given to victims in the early stages, seem to speed their recovery.

News

  1. Harry Lewis, founder of Hamburger Hamlet, dies

    LOS ANGELES — Harry Lewis, founder of the Hamburger Hamlet chain whose regular customers included Ronald Reagan and Elizabeth Taylor, has died at age 93. The Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/1bqkpkA ) reports Lewis died Sunday at a convalescent home in Beverly Hills. His son, Adam, tells the newspaper that his father was compulsively driven by attention to detail and would cook 30 hamburgers ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. 'East of Eden' actor dies at 93

    Actor-turned-restaurateur Harry Lewis has died at the age of 93. He passed away from natural causes on Sunday at a convalescent home in Beverly Hills, Calif., according to his publicist Greg Rogers.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

Quotes

  1. "Jason I have been texting the heck out of each other: Two old men in a convalescent home trying to kill time," Mientkiewicz said.
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Doug Mientkiewicz Source: SI.com

  2. "I think where we drop ...... is when a Marine goes out on convalescent leave and he then has to go to the local medical facility for his treatment," Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway told a House Armed Services Committee panel March 1...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Gen James Conway Source: KGTV, 10News.com

  3. "They're charging people who haven't been charged before," Mr. Dix said. "Seniors are paying more and getting less. There ought to be appropriate long-term beds, and even convalescent beds, and there are not."
    on May 5, 2010 By: Adrian Dix Source: Globe and Mail

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