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sanitorium

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

Definition of sanitorium

plural san·i·to·ri·ums or san·i·to·riaplay \-ē-ə\



Origin of sanitorium

by alteration (influenced by sanitarium)


First Known Use: 1917


Medical Dictionary

sanitorium

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

Medical Definition of sanitorium

plural san·i·to·ri·ums or san·i·to·ria \-ē-ə\play




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