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English verb: convalesce

1. convalesce (body) get over an illness or shock

SamplesThe patient is recuperating.

Synonymsrecover, recuperate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

Narrower (hyponym)gain vigor, percolate, perk, perk up, pick up, snap back

Verb grouprecuperate

Antonymsdegenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop

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