verb (used with object), re·ha·bil·i·tat·ed, re·ha·bil·i·tat·ing.
verb (used without object), re·ha·bil·i·tat·ed, re·ha·bil·i·tat·ing.
Origin of rehabilitate
Synonyms for rehabilitate
Related Words for rehabilitativecurative, remedial, punitive, disciplinary, therapeutic, reformatory, restorative, palliative, amendatory, penal, antidotal
Examples from the Web for rehabilitative
Contemporary Examples of rehabilitative
It means more of a fine or counseling or some sort of program where you don't end up in jail but in a rehabilitative program.Rick Perry Mellows on Pot
January 24, 2014
Word Origin for rehabilitate
1570s, "to bring back to a former condition after decay or damage," back-formation from rehabilitation and in part from Medieval Latin rehabilitatus, past participle of rehabilitare. Meaning "to restore one's reputation or character in the eyes of others" is from 1847. Related: Rehabilitated; rehabilitating.