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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


  1. rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation is the process of helping an individual restore their abilities, health, and functionality after the impairment or loss due to injury, illness, addiction, or other adverse conditions. Techniques in rehabilitation often involve physical therapies, psychological counseling, occupational therapies, or speech therapies aiming towards improving the individual's quality of life.

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 The processing, usually in a relatively quiet area, of units or individuals recently withdrawn from combat or arduous duty, during which units recondition equipment and are rested, furnished special facilities, filled up with replacements, issued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

    The government hasn’t shared the cost and other details other than it’s a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the runway and bridge, the opposition will be seeking more information from government in due course.

  2. 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.

  3. Lynda Doughty:

    We couldn't bring any animals to Lynda Doughty and there was a lack of rehabilitation spots for animals. So, we were really needed and there was more pressure for our center to stay open.

  4. Sohini Chakraborty:

    Often, in the rehabilitation of victims of trafficking and sexual violence, the impact on the body can be overlooked, dance is about the body, and the women are somewhat familiar with these dance forms, so we can help them heal and create a more positive body image.

  5. Jeffrey Coots:

    Particularly when somebody's in prison for a long time, the rehabilitation services you have available there, employment opportunities like work release or even within the facility, the types of activities the person is engaged in on a daily basis, are going to instill prosocial behaviors while they are inside so that when they come outside, that is part of their demeanor, the work we do to build those pathways back to them is the important work to be done.

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    • A. frantic
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