sanatorium

noun
san·​a·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌsa-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce sanatorium (audio) \
plural sanatoriums or sanatoria\ ˌsa-​nə-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​ə How to pronounce sanatoria (audio) \

Definition of sanatorium

1 : an establishment that provides therapy combined with a regimen (as of diet and exercise) for treatment or rehabilitation
2a : an institution for rest and recuperation (as of convalescents)
b : an establishment for the treatment of the chronically ill

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The 32-acre property on the shore of Long Island Sound that originally served as a tuberculosis sanatorium is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "State ends search for developer for Seaside State Park," 3 July 2019 What to make of Lucrécia, what to make of his wife who was embroidering in the sanatorium and would ask for red thread and lift her head hopefully when her husband arrived. Benjamin Moser, Harper's magazine, "The Indirect World," 10 Apr. 2019 Recent photos prove that the sanatorium is in good condition; the historic building has even been nominated to be become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Alvar Aalto’s iconic sanatorium under threat as new buyer sought," 27 Sep. 2018 Rather than being spread horizontally across a large campus, the primary functions of the sanatorium hospital, including all medical treatments, were conducted in a single, tall building. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former Muirdale Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Wauwatosa placed on the state Register of Historic Places," 29 May 2018 Photo by Leon Liao via Wikimedia Commons Paimio Sanatorium, a former tuberculosis sanatorium designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, is looking for a buyer. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Alvar Aalto’s iconic sanatorium is for sale," 6 June 2018 Given the sanatorium’s history and its subsequent functions, let’s hope that prospective buyers wish to preserve the iconic space. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Alvar Aalto’s iconic sanatorium is for sale," 6 June 2018 Photos show that the sanatorium appears to be in spectacular condition; indeed, the historic building has been nominated to be become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Alvar Aalto’s iconic sanatorium is for sale," 6 June 2018 The hospital/administration building was the principal service building and stood at the heart of the sanatorium. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former Muirdale Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Wauwatosa placed on the state Register of Historic Places," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of sanatorium

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sanatorium

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

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sanatorium

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English Language Learners Definition of sanatorium

old-fashioned : 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

noun
san·​a·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌsa-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce sanatorium (audio) \
plural sanatoriums or sanatoria\ -​ē-​ə \

Kids Definition of sanatorium

: a place for the care and treatment usually of people recovering from illness or having a disease likely to last a long time

sanatorium

noun
san·​a·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌsan-ə-ˈtōr-ē-əm, -ˈtȯr- How to pronounce sanatorium (audio) \
plural sanatoriums or sanatoria\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce sanatoria (audio) \

Medical Definition of sanatorium

1 : an establishment that provides therapy combined with a regimen (as of diet and exercise) for treatment or rehabilitation
2a : 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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