Definition of sanatorium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsanəˈtôrēəm/

noun (plural sanatoriums or sanatoria /-rēə/)

Another term for sanitarium.
Example sentences
  • Employees at Argentine public health and private hospitals, clinics, sanatoriums and emergency services carried out a 24-hour strike on September 15 to press their demand for better wages and job security.
  • Further work on drugs for tuberculosis marked the beginning of the end of the old approach of treatment sanatoriums, and a large study of the benefits of BCG in adolescents lead to Britain's mass vaccination programme.
  • During the second world war he had pulmonary tuberculosis, but after treatment in a sanatorium and extensive surgery he returned to practice until the age of 72.
infirmary, clinic, hospital, medical center, hospice;
sick bay, sickroom


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, based on Latin sanare 'heal'.

Words that rhyme with sanatorium

auditorium, ciborium, conservatorium, crematorium, emporium, moratorium, scriptorium, sudatorium, vomitorium

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Syllabification: san·a·to·ri·um

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