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sanatorium

noun san·a·to·ri·um \ˌsa-nə-ˈtr-ē-əm\

: a place for the care and treatment of people who are recovering from illness or who have a disease that will last a long time

plural san·a·to·riums or san·a·to·ria\-ē-ə\

Full Definition of SANATORIUM

1
:  an establishment that provides therapy combined with a regimen (as of diet and exercise) for treatment or rehabilitation
2
a :  an institution for rest and recuperation (as of convalescents)
b :  an establishment for the treatment of the chronically ill

Origin of SANATORIUM

New Latin, from Late Latin, neuter of sanatorius curative, from sanare
First Known Use: 1839

sanatorium

noun san·a·to·ri·um \ˌsan-ə-ˈtōr-ē-əm, -ˈtr-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural san·a·to·ri·ums or san·a·to·ria \-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of SANATORIUM

1
:  an establishment that provides therapy combined with a regimen (as of diet and exercise) for treatment or rehabilitation
2
a :  an institution for rest and recuperation (as of convalescents) b :  an establishment for the treatment of the chronically ill <a tuberculosis sanatorium>

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