- an institution for the preservation or recovery of health, especially for convalescence; health resort.
Origin of sanitarium
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Related Words for sanitariasanitarium, shelter, clinic, ward, infirmary, hospice, institution, turmoil, bedlam, chaos, pandemonium, uproar, asylum, lodge, hotel, whirlpool, sauna, surgery, sanatorium, madhouse
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Historical Examples of sanitaria
Other trained nurses become matrons and housekeepers in private hospitals, sanitaria, and colleges.The Canadian Girl at Work
- the US spelling of sanatorium
Word Origin for sanitarium
C19: from Latin sānitās health
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Word Origin and History for sanitaria
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