- a hospital for the treatment of chronic diseases, as tuberculosis or various nervous or mental disorders.
Origin of sanatorium
Examples from the Web for sanatorium
Another man, sitting in the playground of a sanatorium, was watching his toddler play on the slide of a jungle gym.Ukraine Families Flee Into the Forest to Escape Brutal Fighting in Sloviansk
June 10, 2014
As a sanatorium it might be of great value to the ships of the African Squadron.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
She had heard him order the chauffeur to drive to the sanatorium.The Ivory Snuff Box
At the sanatorium he had a bath and a good dinner, and made his rounds.
I'll stop to-morrow morning, child, on my way to the sanatorium, and take you over.
Napier will be the sanatorium of that side of the world one of these days.Recollections
David Christie Murray
US sanitarium (ˌsænɪˈtɛərɪəm)
- an institution for the medical care and recuperation of persons who are chronically ill
- a health resort
- British a room in a boarding school where sick pupils may be treated in isolation
Word Origin and History for sanatorium
1839, Modern Latin, noun use of neuter of Late Latin adjective sanitorius "health-giving," from Latin sanat-, past participle stem of sanare "to heal," from sanus "well, healthy, sane" (see sane). Latin sanare is the source of Italian sanare, Spanish sanar.
- An institution for the treatment of chronic diseases or for medically supervised recuperation.
- A resort for improvement or maintenance of health, especially for convalescents.sanitarium