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noun, plural sanatoriums, sanatoria
[san-uh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌsæn əˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
a hospital for the treatment of chronic diseases, as tuberculosis or various nervous or mental disorders.
noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə)
an institution for the medical care and recuperation of persons who are chronically ill
a health resort
(Brit) a room in a boarding school where sick pupils may be treated in isolation

sanatorium san·a·to·ri·um (sān’ə-tôr’ē-əm) or san·a·tar·i·um (-târ’ē-əm)
n. pl. san·a·to·ri·ums or san·a·to·ri·a (-tôr’ē-ə) or san·a·tar·i·ums or san·a·tar·i·a (-târ’ē-ə)

An institution for the treatment of chronic diseases or for medically supervised recuperation.

A resort for improvement or maintenance of health, especially for convalescents. Also called sanitarium.


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