Definition of sanatorium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsænəˈtɔːriəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsænəˈtɔːriəm//
(North American English also sanitarium
BrE BrE//ˌsænəˈteəriəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsænəˈteriəm//
(pl. sanatoriums, (North American English also)sanitariums, sanatoria
BrE BrE//ˌsænəˈtɔːriə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsænəˈtɔːriə//
, (North American English also)sanitaria
BrE BrE//ˌsænəˈteəriə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsænəˈteriə//
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a place like a hospital where patients who have a lasting illness or who are getting better after an illness are treated In the early twentieth century, tuberculosis sanatoriums were common in the US. See related entries: Hospitals Word Originmid 19th cent.: modern Latin, based on Latin sanare ‘heal’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sanatorium