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rehabilitate

verb [T]  us   /ˌri·həˈbɪl·ɪˌteɪt, ˌri·ə-/ (-bb-) (short form rehab,  /ˈriˌhæb/ )
to return someone to a healthy or usual condition or way of living, or to return something to good condition: The aim is to rehabilitate the prisoners so that they can lead productive lives when they are released. That builder rehabilitates older housing which he then sells for a profit.
rehabilitation
noun [U]  us   /ˌri·həˌbɪl·əˈteɪ·ʃən, ˌri·ə-/ (short form rehab,  /ˈriˌhæb/ )
How much rehabilitation will your knee require?
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