[ ree-hab ]
/ ˈriˌhæb /


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.


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

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

to rehabilitate.

Origin of rehab

by shortening
Related formsre·hab·ber, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rehabbed


/ (ˈriːhæb) /


short for rehabilitation
treatment for drink or drug addiction
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for rehabbed


[ rēhăb′ ]


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