rehab

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

Definition of rehab

  1. 1 :  the action or process of rehabilitating :  rehabilitation; especially :  a program for rehabilitating especially drug or alcohol abusers

  2. 2 :  a rehabilitated building or dwelling

rehab

verb

rehabber

play \-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

Origin and Etymology of rehab

short for rehabilitation or rehabilitate


First Known Use: 1941


REHAB Defined for English Language Learners

rehab

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

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

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

Medical Definition of rehab

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



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