Rehabilitation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrihəˌbɪləˈteɪʃən|
Brit.  |ˌriːəˌbɪlɪˈteɪʃən|  British pronunciation of the word rehabilitation


- the restoration of someone to a useful place in society
- the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation (syn: reclamation, renewal)
- vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation
- the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises


The clinic rehabilitates drug addicts.

He's still rehabilitating the knee he injured last summer.

They try to rehabilitate horses that have suffered injuries.

The program is intended to rehabilitate criminals.

The country has rehabilitated its image since the war.

The city plans to rehabilitate its slum areas.

The rehabilitation program was dropped by the local authority.

the bill provided traineeships in vocational rehabilitation

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