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sanitarium

[ san-i-tair-ee-uhm ]
/ 藢s忙n 瑟藞t蓻蓹r i 蓹m /
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noun, plural san路i路tar路i路ums, san路i路tar路i路a [san-i-tair-ee-uh]. /藢s忙n 瑟藞t蓻蓹r i 蓹/.
an institution for the preservation or recovery of health, especially for convalescence; health resort.
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Also sanatorium.

Origin of sanitarium

1850鈥55; <Latin s膩nit(膩s) health (see sanity) + -膩rium-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for sanitarium

sanitarium
/ (藢s忙n瑟藞t蓻蓹r瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -riums or -ria (-r瑟蓹)
the US spelling of sanatorium

Word Origin for sanitarium

C19: from Latin s膩nit膩s health
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for sanitarium

sanitarium
[ s膬n鈥材-t芒r膿-蓹m ]

n.
sanatorium
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