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[san-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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  1. favorable for health; curative; healing.
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Origin of sanatory

1825–35; < Late Latin sānātōrius healthful, equivalent to Latin sānā(re) to heal (derivative of sānus sane) + -tōrius -tory1
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  • It is also possible that policy dictated these sanatory enactments.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience

    J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen

  • This cavity was laid open by extracting the tooth; and when the remedy was applied, the sanatory effect was surprisingly prompt.

  • The city of London has, until within a few years, been backward, in this sanatory movement.

    Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)

    A Sexton of the Old School

  • Sanatory is more restricted in its application, and means healing; curative.

  • Even the baths, designed for sanatory purposes, became places of resort and idleness, and ultimately of intrigue and vice.

sanatory in Medicine


  1. Causing or producing health; curative.
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