- an institution for the preservation or recovery of health, especially for convalescence; health resort.
Origin of sanitarium
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Examples from the Web for sanitarium
One such home, in the city of Sochi, used to be a sanitarium.A Secret Putin Palace on Russia’s Black Sea?
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It was a big haystack in a little clearing, some distance from the sanitarium.
Are you sure they spoke about my uncle, and property and a sanitarium?
His first act was to go to a place where he could observe the sanitarium.
"Never has been a sanitarium in this neighborhood," replied Bart.
The fellow was attired in the uniform of an attendant at the sanitarium.
- the US spelling of sanatorium
C19: from Latin sānitās health
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Word Origin and History for sanitarium
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