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rehab

noun, re·hab often attributive \ˈrē-ˌhab\

: a program for helping people who have problems with drugs, alcohol, etc.

: the process of helping someone (such as an injured patient or a drug user) to become healthy again : the process of rehabilitating someone

Full Definition of REHAB

1
:  the action or process of rehabilitating :  rehabilitation; especially :  a program for rehabilitating especially drug or alcohol abusers
2
:  a rehabilitated building or dwelling
rehab verb
re·hab·ber \-ˌha-bər\ noun

Examples of REHAB

  1. The rehab for his leg injury is going well.
  2. <the accident victim had to undergo months of rehab before she could walk again>

Origin of REHAB

short for rehabilitation or rehabilitate
First Known Use: 1941

rehab

noun , re·hab often attrib \ˈrē-ˌhab\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REHAB

:  rehabilitation; especially :  a program for rehabilitating especially drug or alcohol abusers

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