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rehab

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

Simple Definition of rehab

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rehab

  1. 1 :  the action or process of rehabilitating :  rehabilitation; especially :  a program for rehabilitating especially drug or alcohol abusers

  2. 2 :  a rehabilitated building or dwelling

rehab

verb

rehabber

play \-ˌha-bər\ noun

Examples of rehab in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of rehab

short for rehabilitation or rehabilitate


First Known Use: 1941


Medical Dictionary

rehab

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

Medical Definition of rehab

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




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