sanatorium

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

Definition of sanatorium

plural sanatoriums or sanatoria play \ˌsa-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-ə\
1 :an establishment that provides therapy combined with a regimen (as of diet and exercise) for treatment or rehabilitation
2 a :an institution for rest and recuperation (as of convalescents)
b :an establishment for the treatment of the chronically ill

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Origin and Etymology of sanatorium

New Latin, from Late Latin, neuter of sanatorius curative, from sanare


SANATORIUM Defined for English Language Learners

sanatorium

noun

Definition of sanatorium for English Language Learners

  • : a place for the care and treatment of people who are recovering from illness or who have a disease that will last a long time


SANATORIUM Defined for Kids

sanatorium

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

Definition of sanatorium for Students

plural sanatoriums or sanatoria \-ē-ə\
:a place for the care and treatment usually of people recovering from illness or having a disease likely to last a long time

Medical Dictionary

sanatorium

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

medical Definition of sanatorium

plural sanatoriums or sanatoria play \-ē-ə\
1 :an establishment that provides therapy combined with a regimen (as of diet and exercise) for treatment or rehabilitation
2 a :an institution for rest and recuperation (as of convalescents)
b :an establishment for the treatment of the chronically ill
  • a tuberculosis sanatorium


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