sanatorium

noun
san·a·to·ri·um | \ ˌsa-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm \
plural sanatoriums or sanatoria\ˌsa-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-ə \

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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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 Built in 1918 as a tuberculosis sanatorium, the hospital later became a long term care facility run by the county and later by Cranberry Hospice. John Laidler, BostonGlobe.com, "Hanson eyes park for part of old hospital site," 8 May 2018 The center first opened in 1908 and was a sanatorium for people with tuberculosis. Washington Post, "Juveniles at a Maryland state facility assault eight staff members," 9 Apr. 2018 In 1931, Princess Alice suffered from a nervous breakdown and she was confined to a sanatorium in Switzerland. Katie Frost, Town & Country, "Prince Philip's Tragic Childhood," 24 July 2017 On May 6, 1977, a stone slab was unveiled at the site of the Schloss Bellevue, a former sanatorium outside Vienna that had been torn down in the 1960s. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie, BostonGlobe.com, "How our dreams made us human," 23 Mar. 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

: 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 \
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- \
plural sanatoriums or sanatoria\-ē-ə \

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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