- an institution for the preservation or recovery of health, especially for convalescence; health resort.
Origin of sanitarium
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Other trained nurses become matrons and housekeepers in private hospitals, sanitaria, and colleges.The Canadian Girl at Work
- the US spelling of sanatorium
C19: from Latin sānitās health
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Word Origin and History for sanitaria
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