noun (plural sanatoriums or sanatoria /-rɪə/)
- 1An establishment for the medical treatment of people who are convalescing or have a chronic illness.More 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.
- 1.1British A room or building for sick children in a boarding school.More example sentences
- She is a sanatorium sister at King's School, in Bruton, Somerset.
- In 1965 the Sanatorium moved from one old vicarage (College House) to another (Peterborough House).
mid 19th century: modern Latin, based on Latin sanare 'heal'.