HyperDic: convalesce

English > 1 sense of the word convalesce:
VERBbodyconvalesce, recuperate, recoverget over an illness or shock
convalesce > pronunciation
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > convalesce: 1 sense > verb 1, body
Meaningget over an illness or shock.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsrecuperate, recover
Entailed bysurvive, pull through, pull round, come through, make itContinue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
Narrowerperk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigorgain or regain energy
snap backRecover quickly
Broaderbetter, improve, ameliorate, meliorateGet better
Oppositedevolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerateGrow worse
Similar torecuperaterestore to good health or strength
Spanishconvalecer, convalescer, recuperarse, recuperar
Catalanmillorar, recuperar
Adjectivesconvalescentreturning to health after illness or debility
Nounsconvalescencegradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
convalescenta person who is recovering from illness

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