rehab

noun, often attributive
re·​hab | \ ˈrē-ˌhab How to pronounce rehab (audio) \

Definition of rehab

1 : the action or process of rehabilitating : rehabilitation especially : a program for rehabilitating especially drug or alcohol abusers
2 : a rehabilitated building or dwelling

Other Words from rehab

rehab verb
rehabber \ ˈrē-​ˌha-​bər How to pronounce rehab (audio) \ noun

Examples of rehab in a Sentence

The rehab for his leg injury is going well. the accident victim had to undergo months of rehab before she could walk again
Recent Examples on the Web One week later, Lodolo said his rehab has gone according to plan. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 5 May 2022 Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday that DeSmith is day-to-day and Jarry is continuing his off-ice rehab. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 4 May 2022 Yu Chang will continue his rehab from a bout with COVID-19 at Columbus. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 3 May 2022 As his rehab wore on, Ball’s teammates spoke with yearning about how good the team could be if Ball were healthy. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 In a way, Saric was expendable, but he wasn’t moved before the trade deadline and continued his rehab with the Suns. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2022 Collins has stepped up his rehab in recent days, including some 4-on-4 workouts. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 13 Apr. 2022 While his rehab has continued in Utah, Ingles briefly flew to Portland to meet the team’s training staff, head coach Chauncey Billups, Damian Lillard, and a few other teammates. oregonlive, 10 Mar. 2022 Thompson has been cleared for full practices and has been scrimmaging in Santa Cruz to continue his Achilles rehab, and Wiseman is recovering from meniscus surgery with one-on-one drills. Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rehab

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rehab

short for rehabilitation or rehabilitate

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Last Updated

9 May 2022

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“Rehab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rehab. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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rehab

noun, often attributive
re·​hab | \ ˈrē-ˌhab How to pronounce rehab (audio) \

Medical Definition of rehab

: rehabilitation especially : a program for rehabilitating especially drug or alcohol abusers

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