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 (rē′hăb′) Informal
1. Rehabilitation, especially a program of treatment for an injury or an addiction.
2. Something, especially a building, that has undergone rehabilitation.
tr.v. re·habbed, re·hab·bing, re·habs
To rehabilitate: "purchased and rehabbed eight units of housing" (Hatfield MA Valley Advocate).

re′hab′ber n.
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(ˈriːˌhæbə; riːˈhæbə)
informal a person who engages in rehabilitating something
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The goose was taken to a wildlife rehabber in Poultney who says it may have a broken pelvis, but they expect it will survive.
Probably a fight with a younger crow, the rehabber said.
"We have each other," said Denise Schaefer, Boland's friend and a licensed rehabber. "We all jump in and it really is a support group.
It's almost like a major-league rehabber. There's a lot of excitement, a lot of unknown.
The seller in the transaction was prolific Minneapolis rehabber and redeveloper First & First LLC.
She added: "By this stage I felt more like a rehabber than an athlete, I got people asking me if I was training for the Olympics in weightlifting, funny looks from people when aqua jogging and people saying they were inspired by my efforts on the watt bike!
An additional $150,000 will be invested in renovations and upgrades for the more than 17,000-square-foot space, which will include a 5,000-square-foot showroom that will conveniently display products for builders, developers and rehabber customers.
Zorge likes to bring her daughter along when she handles birds of prey -- she thinks of her 3-year-old, Harper Holyoak, as a "rehabber'' in training.
Find out if there is a wildlife rehabber or facility nearby-they can always use the mice for food for numerous creatures in their care-as long as they aren't poisoned!
Now that you know that the bunny really needs your help, it's time to call a rehabber. A wildlife rehabilitator or rehabber cares for sick or injured wild animals with the hope of returning them to their natural environment.
However, his case weakened after recent reports revealed that he has impregnated a fellow rehabber named Gilleen Morris, who was being treated along with him at the Pheonix Future rehab.
It's also a matter of practicality, because a good relationship with your local rehabber will serve you well.