Meaning of “sanitarium” in the English Dictionary


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sanitariumnoun [ C ]

us /ˌsæn·ɪˈteər·i·əm/ also sanatorium, /ˌsæn·ɪˈtɔr·i·əm, -ˈtoʊr-/

(esp. in the past) a type of hospital for people who needed long periods of rest and treatment for their illnesses:

She died of tuberculosis at a sanitarium in Saranac Lake, N.Y., in 1914.

(Definition of “sanitarium” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)