sanatorium

[ san-uh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr- ]
/ ˌsæn əˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr- /

noun, plural san·a·to·ri·ums, san·a·to·ri·a [san-uh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌsæn əˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.

a hospital for the treatment of chronic diseases, as tuberculosis or various nervous or mental disorders.

Origin of sanatorium

1830–40; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin sanā(re) to heal + -tōrium -tory2
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British Dictionary definitions for sanatorium

sanatorium

US sanitarium (ˌsænɪˈtɛərɪəm)

/ (ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪəm) /

noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)

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

C19: from New Latin, from Latin sānāre to heal
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Word Origin and History for sanatorium

sanatorium


n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for sanatorium

sanatorium

[ săn′ə-tôrē-əm ]

n. pl. san•a•to•ri•ums

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
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