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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

Full Definition of sanatorium

plural san·a·to·riums or san·a·to·riaplay \-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 of sanatorium

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


First Known Use: 1839


Medical Dictionary

sanatorium

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

Medical Definition of sanatorium

plural san·a·to·ri·ums or san·a·to·ria \-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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