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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rehabilitationnoun

    the restoration of someone to a useful place in society

  2. reclamation, renewal, rehabilitationnoun

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

  3. rehabilitationnoun

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

  4. rehabilitationnoun

    the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises


  1. rehabilitationnoun

    The process of rehabilitating something.

  2. Etymology: rehabilitate + ation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rehabilitationnoun

    the act of rehabilitating, or the state of being rehabilitated

  2. Etymology: [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 The processing, usually in a relatively quiet area, of units or individuals recently withdrawn from combat or arduous duty, during which units recondition equipment and are rested, furnished special facilities, filled up with replacements, issued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.

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  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

Examples of rehabilitation in a Sentence

  1. David Hill:

    I am remorseful about the whole situation, i'm deeply saddened. And I came to this feeling through the rehabilitation programs at the prison. They've helped me understand.

  2. South Sudan President Salva Kiir:

    I have signed the peace agreement, but the implementation of this peace comes with challenges and high cost, we have the challenges of repatriation and rehabilitation of internally displaced persons and returnees.

  3. Wiero Vogelzang:

    Many water and waste water treatment works, pipelines, pump stations and reticulation pipe networks are in dire need of rehabilitation if not past their 'sell by' date, certain poor and undeveloped areas are already experiencing water shedding.

  4. Katie Hobbs:

    With the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation andReentrynow under new leadership, it’s time to address the fact that this is a system that needs better oversight on numerous fronts, arizona has a history of mismanaged executions that have resulted in serious questions and concerns about ADCRR’s execution protocols and lack of transparency. I’m confident that under Director Thornell, ADCRR will take this executive action seriously.

  5. Luke Ryan:

    In addition to erecting sometimes insurmountable barriers to re-entry, legal financial obligations require probation and parole officers to allocate substantial time to acting as collection agents that could otherwise be devoted to rehabilitation and public safety.

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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
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