- Convalescence Con`va*les"cence, Convalescency Con`va*les"cen*cy, n. [L. convalescentia: cf. F. convalescence.] The recovery of heath and strength after disease; the state of a body renewing its vigor after sickness or weakness; the time between the subsidence of a disease and complete restoration to health. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.