rehab

noun, often attributive re·hab \ ˈrē-ˌhab \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

rehab

verb

rehabber

play \ˈrē-ˌha-bər\ noun

Examples of rehab in a Sentence

  1. The rehab for his leg injury is going well.

  2. the accident victim had to undergo months of rehab before she could walk again

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Origin and Etymology of rehab

short for rehabilitation or rehabilitate


REHAB Defined for English Language Learners

rehab

noun

Definition of rehab for English Language Learners

  • : a program for helping people who have problems with drugs, alcohol, etc.

  • : the process of helping someone (such as an injured patient or a drug user) to become healthy again : the process of rehabilitating someone


Medical Dictionary

rehab

noun, often attributive re·hab \ ˈrē-ˌhab \

medical Definition of rehab

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


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