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rehabilitate

[ ree-huh-bil-i-teyt, ree-uh- ]
/ 藢ri h蓹藞b瑟l 瑟藢te瑟t, 藢ri 蓹- /
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verb (used with object), re路ha路bil路i路tat路ed, re路ha路bil路i路tat路ing.
to restore to a condition of good health, ability to work, or the like.
to restore to good condition, operation, or management, as a bankrupt business.
to reestablish the good reputation of (a person, one's character or name, etc.).
to restore formally to former capacity, standing, rank, rights, or privileges.
verb (used without object), re路ha路bil路i路tat路ed, re路ha路bil路i路tat路ing.
to undergo rehabilitation.
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Origin of rehabilitate

1570鈥80; <Medieval Latin rehabilit膩tus, past participle of rehabilit膩re to restore. See re-, habilitate

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British Dictionary definitions for rehabilitate

rehabilitate
/ (藢ri藧蓹藞b瑟l瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to help (a person who has acquired a disability or addiction or who has just been released from prison) to readapt to society or a new job, as by vocational guidance, retraining, or therapy
to restore to a former position or rank
to restore the good reputation of

Derived forms of rehabilitate

rehabilitative, adjective

Word Origin for rehabilitate

C16: from Medieval Latin rehabilit膩re to restore, from re- + Latin habilit膩s skill, ability
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Medical definitions for rehabilitate

rehabilitate
[ r膿鈥瞙蓹-b沫l沫-t膩t鈥 ]

v.
To restore to good health or useful life, as through therapy and education.
To restore to good condition, operation, or capacity.

Other words from rehabilitate

re鈥瞙a鈥il鈥瞚鈥ation n.re鈥瞙a鈥ili鈥a鈥瞭ive adj.
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