from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To return to health and strength after illness; recuperate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or weakness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To grow better after sickness; make progress toward the recovery of health.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. get over an illness or shock
I mean, it was really -- it gives the President an additional day to convalesce, which is a good thing.
The journey to Italy must be given up; she was not in condition to be brought home, and she reluctantly resigned herself to remain where she was and "convalesce," as she confidently believed, in the spring.
Though still strong, his body did not convalesce as swiftly as it once had.
On Sunday, Mr. Mubarak was transferred from the coastal resort city of Sharm El Sheikh to a military hospital in Cairo, where the 82-year-old will convalesce in police custody after he suffered heart trouble last week.
Within 48 hours, he was airlifted to Bethesda Naval Hospital and 16 days later he talked his way out and went home to convalesce.
The wounded warrior program provides a place for Marines with more minor combat injuries to convalesce before returning to active duty.
In a strange, real-world version of that cheesed-out threesome dream sequence a few weeks back, Eric and Bill convalesce by feeding off Sookie's delicate wrists simultaneously, while wearing matching robes face palm.
Nelson Mandela returned home from the hospital in an ambulance to convalesce after being discharged earlier.
And then we fell out of it like some people convalesce after a long fever.
After Teddy was released from the hospital, he was ordered by his family physician to remain at home to convalesce from his injuries.