rehab

[ ree-hab ]
/ ˈriˌhæb /
Informal.

noun

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.

adjective

of or relating to rehabilitation: funds for new rehab projects in the city.

verb (used with object), re·habbed, re·hab·bing.

to rehabilitate.

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Origin of rehab

By shortening

OTHER WORDS FROM rehab

rehabber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rehab

rehab
/ (ˈriːhæb) /

noun

short for rehabilitation
treatment for drink or drug addiction
NZ informal short for Rehabilitation Department
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Medical definitions for rehab

rehab
[ rēhăb′ ]

n.

Rehabilitation.
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