sanitarium

[ san-i-tair-ee-uh m ]
/ ˌsæn ɪˈtɛər i əm /

noun, plural san·i·tar·i·ums, san·i·tar·i·a [san-i-tair-ee-uh] /ˌsæn ɪˈtɛər i ə/.

an institution for the preservation or recovery of health, especially for convalescence; health resort.

Nearby words

  1. saniopurulent,
  2. sanioserous,
  3. sanious,
  4. sanit.,
  5. sanitarian,
  6. sanitary,
  7. sanitary belt,
  8. sanitary cordon,
  9. sanitary engineering,
  10. sanitary inspector


Origin of sanitarium

1850–55; < Latin sānit(ās) health (see sanity) + -ārium -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for sanitarium

sanitarium

/ (ˌsænɪˈtɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)

the US spelling of sanatorium

Word Origin for sanitarium

C19: from Latin sānitās health

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Word Origin and History for sanitarium

sanitarium

n.

1829, literally "place dedicated to health," from neuter of Modern Latin *sanitarius, from Latin sanitas "health," from sanus "healthy; sane" (see sane). Cf. sanatarium.

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Medicine definitions for sanitarium

sanitarium

[ săn′ĭ-târē-əm ]

n.

sanatorium

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