- a hospital for the treatment of chronic diseases, as tuberculosis or various nervous or mental disorders.
Origin of sanatorium
Related Words for sanatoriasanitarium, shelter, clinic, ward, infirmary, hospice, institution, madhouse, sanatorium, surgery, asylum, bedlam, bughouse, nuthouse
Examples from the Web for sanatoria
Historical Examples of sanatoria
Now our sanatoria are nearly all founded on some special principle of therapeutics.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
(a) The Act of 1911 providing building grants for the establishment of sanatoria, dispensaries and other auxiliary institutions.
The middle zone of the Cameroon mountain has, however, a temperate climate and affords excellent sites for sanatoria.
The prisons are their sanatoria, the workhouses their homes of rest, and the casual ward their temporary conveniences.London's Underworld
In the neighbouring hills are sanatoria, like Jesu Maria, much favoured by the people of the plains who need a change.The Amazing Argentine
John Foster Fraser
US sanitarium (ˌsænɪˈtɛərɪəm)
- an institution for the medical care and recuperation of persons who are chronically ill
- a health resort
- British a room in a boarding school where sick pupils may be treated in isolation
Word Origin for sanatorium
1839, Modern Latin, noun use of neuter of Late Latin adjective sanitorius "health-giving," from Latin sanat-, past participle stem of sanare "to heal," from sanus "well, healthy, sane" (see sane). Latin sanare is the source of Italian sanare, Spanish sanar.
- An institution for the treatment of chronic diseases or for medically supervised recuperation.
- A resort for improvement or maintenance of health, especially for convalescents.sanitarium