Antonyms for convalescent

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Lucretia, when convalescent, would also come to the farm to rest and get strong.

Then she helped the convalescent to put on a few loose drapings.

He was convalescent, both in body and spirit, but convalescence brought no joy.

“Yes, indeed,” responded the convalescent, with beaming face.

But those three braves yonder are something more than convalescent.

Besides, it was nice to be waited on and to be next to the room where the convalescent was.

What happened in the room of the convalescent was never related to Peggy McGuire.

There were no new cases by this time, and the other patients were convalescent.

Nothing of an annoying or irritating nature must be broached to the convalescent just yet.

On the fifth day we were able to proceed and to take the convalescent man with us.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from French convalescent, from Latin convalescentem (nominative convalescens), present participle of convalescere (see convalesce). As a noun, attested from 1758.

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improved

adjectivein better health
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