rehabilitant

[ ree-huh-bil-i-tuhnt, ree-uh- ]
/ ˌri həˈbɪl ɪ tənt, ˌri ə- /

noun

a person who is undergoing rehabilitation, especially for a physical disability.

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Origin of rehabilitant

First recorded in 1960–65; rehabilit(ate) + -ant
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Medical definitions for rehabilitant

rehabilitant
[ rē′hə-bĭlĭ-tənt ]

n.

One who is undergoing rehabilitation, as for a disability.
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