What does Rehabilitation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rehabilitation(noun)

    the restoration of someone to a useful place in society

  2. reclamation, renewal, rehabilitation(noun)

    the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation

  3. rehabilitation(noun)

    vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation

  4. rehabilitation(noun)

    the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises


  1. rehabilitation(Noun)

    The process of rehabilitating something.

  2. Origin: rehabilitate + ation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rehabilitation(noun)

    the act of rehabilitating, or the state of being rehabilitated

  2. Origin: [Cf. LL. rehabilitatio, F. Rhabilitation.]


  1. Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation was a term used in the context of the former Soviet Union, and the Post-Soviet states. Beginning after the death of Stalin in 1953, the government undertook the political and social restoration, or political rehabilitation, of persons who had been repressed and criminally prosecuted without due basis. It restored the person to the state of acquittal. In many cases, rehabilitation was posthumous, as thousands of victims had been executed or died in labor camps. The government also rehabilitated several minority populations which it had relocated under Stalin, and allowed them to return to former territories and in some cases restored their autonomy in those regions.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rehabilitation

    Restoration of human functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from disease or injury.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. rehabilitation

    1. The processing, usually in a relatively quiet area, of units or individuals recently withdrawn from combat or arduous duty, during which units recondition equipment and are rested, furnished special facilities, filled up with replacements, issued replacement supplies and equipment, given training, and generally made ready for employment in future operations. 2. The action performed in restoring an installation to authorized design standards.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rehabilitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rehabilitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kelly Powers:

    Not only does it stimulate and expedite the healing process, but it eliminates the discomfort that can prevent you from proper rehabilitation in tissue strengthening after muscle damage.

  2. Kenzo Kase:

    It is useful for addressing swelling and bruising in the early stages of recovery from injury or surgery, and for stability and muscle support during rehabilitation and to increase the speed of recovery.

  3. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    They are making a contribution to the Indonesian prison system and in fact the story of their rehabilitation is something of which Indonesia can be proud, we believe their lives should be spared and they should be given a second chance.

  4. Sharon Levy:

    One of the big difficulties that forms the basis of much of my research is, what do we do with kids who have substance use disorders who need more than a primary care program but less than a rehabilitation program, there’s not a lot in the middle.

  5. Johan Budi:

    The president is concerned about how to prevent the spread in drug use and rehab programs are part of that, we need to be hard on smugglers and traffickers, and that explains why the president is taking a hard approach, but that doesn't mean the war on drugs is at the expense of rehabilitation. Both law enforcement and rehabilitation are happening at the same time.

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