Definition of sanatorium in English:


Line breaks: sana|tor¦ium
Pronunciation: /ˌsanəˈtɔːrɪəm

noun (plural sanatoriums or sanatoria /-rɪə/)

  • 1An establishment for the medical treatment of people who are convalescing or have a chronic illness.
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    • 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, sickbay, sickroom, medical centre, hospital, hospice, nursing home, convalescent home, rest home; North American sanitarium
    informal san
  • 1.1British A room or building for sick children in a boarding school.
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    • 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'.

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