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noun, often attributive re·ha·bil·i·ta·tion \ˌrē-(h)ə-ˌbil-ə-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of rehabilitation

  1. 1:  the action or process of rehabilitating or of being rehabilitated: asa:  the physical restoration of a sick or disabled person by therapeutic measures and reeducation to participation in the activities of a normal life within the limitations of the person's physical disability <rehabilitation after coronary occlusion>b:  the process of restoring an individual to a useful and constructive place in society especially through some form of vocational, correctional, or therapeutic retraining

  2. 2:  the result of rehabilitating :  the state of being rehabilitated <rehabilitation of the patient>

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