Word of the Week

convalesce

verb \kahn-vuh-LESS\

: to recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness

Did You Know?

When you convalesce, you heal or grow strong after illness or injury, often by staying off your feet. The related adjective convalescent means “recovering from sickness or debility,” and a convalescent home is a hospital for long-term recuperation and rehabilitation. Convalesce derives from the Latin verb convalescere, which combines the prefix com- (“with, together, jointly”) with the verb valescere (“to grow strong”). Valescere, in turn, is related to the verb val─ôre (“to be strong or be well”), which is also an ancestor of prevail, valor, value, and valid. – from Merriam-Webster.com