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convalescent

kon vuh le suhnt

  • n  a person who is recovering from illness
  • s  returning to health after illness or debility
    convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed

  • Bertha Reagan, 53, a practical nurse, ran a convalescent home that technically conformed to state laws even though there was neither full-time nurse nor night attendant nor fire .
  • Relief officials told the Allals that Isaac could go to a convalescent camp in Norway, and from there to Israel.
  • A still-smarting convalescent from the occupational disease of British Prime Ministers was Britain's Prime Minister last week.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • '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.
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC
Quotes

  • Doug Mientkiewicz in SI.com
    Jason I have been texting the heck out of each other: Two old men in a convalescent home trying to kill time,Mientkiewicz said.
  • Gen James Conway in KGTV, 10News.com
    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...
  • Adrian Dix in Globe and Mail
    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."

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