Rehabilitation



[ree-huh-bil-i-teyt, ree-uh-] /ˌri həˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt, ˌri ə-/
verb (used with object), rehabilitated, rehabilitating.
1.
to restore to a condition of good health, ability to work, or the like.
2.
to restore to good condition, operation, or management, as a bankrupt business.
3.
to reestablish the good reputation of (a person, one’s character or name, etc.).
4.
to restore formally to former capacity, standing, rank, rights, or privileges.
verb (used without object), rehabilitated, rehabilitating.
5.
to undergo rehabilitation.
rehabilitation
/ˌriːəˌbɪlɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of rehabilitating
2.
(med)

the treatment of physical disabilities by massage, electrotherapy, or exercises
(as modifier): rehabilitation centre

rehabilitate
/ˌriːəˈbɪlɪˌteɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to help (a person who has acquired a disability or addiction or who has just been released from prison) to readapt to society or a new job, as by vocational guidance, retraining, or therapy
2.
to restore to a former position or rank
3.
to restore the good reputation of

rehabilitate re·ha·bil·i·tate (rē’hə-bĭl’ĭ-tāt’)
v. re·ha·bil·i·tat·ed, re·ha·bil·i·tat·ing, re·ha·bil·i·tates

To restore to good health or useful life, as through therapy and education.

To restore to good condition, operation, or capacity.

re’ha·bil’i·ta’tion n.
re’ha·bil’i·ta’tive adj.

rehabilitation definition

In politics, the restoration to favor of a political leader whose views or actions were formerly considered unacceptable. (Compare nonperson.)

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