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sanatorium

a hospital for the treatment of chronic diseases, such as tuberculosis or mental disorders
Not to be confused with:
sanitarium – an institution for the preservation or recovery of health; a convalescent hospital; a health resort
sanitarian – clean and wholesome; a specialist in public sanitation and health
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san·a·to·ri·um

 (săn′ə-tôr′ē-əm)
n. pl. san·a·to·ri·ums or san·a·to·ri·a (-tôr′ē-ə)
1. An institution for the treatment of chronic diseases or for medically supervised recuperation.
2. A resort for improvement or maintenance of health, especially for convalescents. Also called sanitarium.

[From neuter of Late Latin sānātōrius, curative, from Latin sānātus, past participle of sānāre, to heal, from sānus, healthy.]
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sanatorium

(ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪəm) or

sanitarium

n, pl -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
1. (Medicine) an institution for the medical care and recuperation of persons who are chronically ill
2. (Medicine) a health resort
3. Brit a room in a boarding school where sick pupils may be treated in isolation
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin sānāre to heal]
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san•a•to•ri•um

(ˌsæn əˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-)

n., pl. -to•ri•ums, -to•ri•a (-ˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr i ə)
1. a hospital for the treatment of chronic diseases, as tuberculosis or various nervous or mental disorders.
[1830–40; < New Latin, = Latin sānā(re) to heal + -tōrium -tory2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sanatorium - a hospital for recuperation or for the treatment of chronic diseasessanatorium - a hospital for recuperation or for the treatment of chronic diseases
hospital, infirmary - a health facility where patients receive treatment
2.sanatorium - pejorative terms for an insane asylumsanatorium - pejorative terms for an insane asylum
mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, insane asylum, asylum, institution - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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sanatorium

noun clinic I was told I'd be in the sanatorium for two years.
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Translations
مَصَحمَصَح في مَدرَسَه أو كُلِّيَّه
ošetřovnasanatorium
sanatoriumsygerum
betegszoba
heilsuhælisjúkrastofa
izoliatoriussanatorija
izolatorssanatorija
ošetrovňa

sanatorium

[ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪəm] N (sanatoriums or sanatoria (pl)) [ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪə]sanatorio m
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sanatorium

[ˌsænəˈtɔːriəm] [sanatoria] [ˌsænəˈtɔːriə] (pl) nsanatorium m
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sanatorium

n pl <sanatoria> (Brit) → Sanatorium nt
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sanatorium

[ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪəm] n (sanatoria or sanatoriums (pl)) [ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪə]
a.casa di cura; (for tuberculosis) → sanatorio
b. (Brit) (Scol) → infermeria
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sanatorium

(sӕnəˈtoːriəm) plurals ˌsanaˈtoriums ~ˌsanaˈtoria (-riə) noun
1. (American also ˌsaniˈtarium) a hospital, especially for people with certain diseases of the lungs or for people who are recovering from an illness.
2. a place in a school, college etc for those who are ill.
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san·a·to·ri·um

n. sanatorio, institución de rehabilitación física o mental.
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sanatorium

n (ant) sanatorio (ant)
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References in classic literature ?
Their market is in the North among the northern sanatoria where you can smell their grape-fruit and bananas across the cold snows.
Gilman offers us insight into the culture of the sanatoria, many of which cultivated literary environments.
Most sanatoria in India were constructed during the British Raj for chronic and stigmatising diseases like insanity, TB and leprosy, and these often provided long-term care.
It is not a secret that prices in clinics and sanatoria in the Baltics are lower than prices for similar services in Europe.
I AM writing a book about the treatment of TB in Wales in pre chemotherapy days, when patients spent long periods of time in sanatoria isolated from their families and friends.