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.

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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