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sanatorium

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noun san·a·to·ri·um \ˌsa-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm\

Simple Definition of sanatorium

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sanatorium

plural

sanatoriums

or

sanatoria

play \-ē-ə\
  1. 1 :  an establishment that provides therapy combined with a regimen (as of diet and exercise) for treatment or rehabilitation

  2. 2a :  an institution for rest and recuperation (as of convalescents)b :  an establishment for the treatment of the chronically ill

Origin and Etymology of sanatorium

New Latin, from Late Latin, neuter of sanatorius curative, from sanare


First Known Use: 1839


SANATORIUM Defined for Kids

sanatorium

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noun san·a·to·ri·um \ˌsa-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm\

Definition of sanatorium for Students

plural

sanatoriums

or

sanatoria

\-ē-ə\
  1. :  a place for the care and treatment usually of people recovering from illness or having a disease likely to last a long time




Medical Dictionary

sanatorium

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noun san·a·to·ri·um \ˌsan-ə-ˈtōr-ē-əm, -ˈtȯr-\

Medical Definition of sanatorium

plural

sanatoriums

or

sanatoria

\-ē-ə\play
  1. 1:  an establishment that provides therapy combined with a regimen (as of diet and exercise) for treatment or rehabilitation

  2. 2a:  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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