Day-12 (Convalesce)

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Word:
Convalesce

Status:
Verb

Meaning:
To become healthy and strong again slowly over time after illness, weakness, or injury

Sentences:
1) He is convalescing from his leg injuries.
2) The soldier spent long months in the hospital in order to convalesce.

Origin:
From Latin convalescere which means 'to grow strong'.

First use:
15th century

Synonyms:
gain, heal, mend, recoup, recover, rally, recuperate, pull round

Antonyms:
deteriorate, decline, relapse, decay, degenerate, demolish

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