- rehabilitation, especially a program or facility for treating persons addicted to drugs or alcohol or recovering from certain medical conditions: He's been sober since coming out of rehab. She checked into rehab after suffering a stroke.
- a rehabilitated building.
- of or relating to rehabilitation: funds for new rehab projects in the city.
- to rehabilitate.
Origin of rehab
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Examples from the Web for rehab
From 1992 and 2007, the number of middle-aged women who checked into rehab nearly tripled.Elizabeth Peña and the Truth About Alcoholic Women
October 24, 2014
Despite the fact she apologized and went to rehab, she lost nearly all of her contracts.Sex, Drugs, and Kate Moss: Secrets of a Wild Supermodel
October 9, 2014
Just shy of one year after checking out of a rehab facility, it seemed like Amanda Bynes was doing well.The Amanda Bynes Train Wreck Is Back Again, Following a New DUI Arrest
September 29, 2014
Before he played, his wife, Sharon contacted Simon and told him that her husband was recently out of rehab.Inside London’s Wild Brixton Academy: How Gangsters and Kurt Cobain Made It London’s Top Music Venue
September 29, 2014
I went to rehab in 2009, so that video is from sometime in April 2009.Tom Sizemore’s Revenge: On Tom Cruise’s Scientology Recruitment, Drugs, and Craving a Comeback
September 26, 2014
But meanwhile the Rehab Shop was taken over by officers of rank.
I had a rehab to finish, and I was the only one who understood how it had to be done.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
The Rehab is the violin of Palestine, and in appearance almost suggests to European eyes a dustpan and brush.Chatterbox, 1906
Yes, they probably stayed alive quite a while—or might, except for the rehab crew.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
The Rehab Shop was equipped not only to recondition machines but to test them.
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Word Origin and History for rehab
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