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  1. 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.
  2. a rehabilitated building.
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  1. of or relating to rehabilitation: funds for new rehab projects in the city.
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verb (used with object), re·habbed, re·hab·bing.
  1. to rehabilitate.
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Origin of rehab

by shortening
Related formsre·hab·ber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rehabbed


  1. short for rehabilitation
  2. treatment for drink or drug addiction
  3. NZ informal short for Rehabilitation Department
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Word Origin and History for rehabbed


1948 as a shortening of rehabilitation (originally of service members returning from World War II). As a verb in reference to houses, by 1975, short for rehabilitate. Related: Rehabbed; rehabbing.

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rehabbed in Medicine


  1. Rehabilitation.
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