Definition of rehabilitation
: the action, process, or result of rehabilitating or of being rehabilitated: such as
a : restoration especially by therapeutic means to an improved condition of physical function MCL injuries alone rarely necessitate surgery and heal with rest and rehabilitation.— Shira Springer The handsome barn-style building is used as a wildlife rehabilitation center, so you'll see mending hawks, eagles, or owls perching.— Lora J. Finnegan also : the process of restoring a person to a drug- or alcohol-free state … the tabloid feeding frenzy surrounding his drug bust and ensuing rehabilitation for heroin addiction last year. — Joyce Millman
b : the process of restoring someone (such as a criminal) to a useful and constructive place in society the rehabilitation of prisoners a prison rehabilitation program
c : the restoration of something damaged or deteriorated to a prior good condition the rehabilitation of the neighborhood the rehabilitation of a person's reputation
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