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rehab

[ree-hab] /ˈriˌhæb/
noun
2.
a rehabilitated building.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to rehabilitation:
funds for new rehab projects.
verb (used with object), rehabbed, rehabbing.
4.
to rehabilitate.
Origin
by shortening
Related forms
rehabber, noun
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Examples from the web for rehab
  • She visited an inner city hospital, a rural hospital, and a private alternative treatment rehab facility.
  • Surgery and rehab, surgery and rehab, and more surgery.
  • But when he ran into her three years later at a rehab center, he was shocked to find her awake and capable of talking to him.
  • The rehab team gave him a handheld organizer that beeps when he has appointments.
  • There are plenty of illegal drug use rehab programs around.
  • One was due to a dance injury and the other for rehab after my stroke.
  • rehab can take several months, but their grade won't suffer if they are dutiful with submissions and discussions.
  • Then, as important academic deadlines begin to loom, they admit they are powerless and go into rehab.
  • These two are smaller, and older, with less ability to rehab successfully.
  • If you have this super dizzy reaction, tell your doctor, and go see a physical therapist with expertise in vestibular rehab.
British Dictionary definitions for rehab

rehab

/ˈriːhæb/
noun
1.
short for rehabilitation
2.
treatment for drink or drug addiction
3.
(NZ, informal) short for Rehabilitation Department
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Word Origin and History for rehab

1948 as a shortening of rehabilitation (originally of service members returning from World War II). As a verb in reference to houses, by 1975, short for rehabilitate. Related: Rehabbed; rehabbing.

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rehab in Medicine

rehab re·hab (rē'hāb')
n.
Rehabilitation.

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Slang definitions & phrases for rehab

rehab

modifier

: more work-release and rehab centers

noun

Rehabilitation, esp of a drug addict, alcoholic, etc: After a few weeks' rehab they sent him back home (1948+)

verb

To rehabilitate, esp a building, factory, etc: Williams has worked for minimum wage, rehabbing houses/ had to give up a sublease because the building was rehabbed (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for rehab

rehab

rehabilitation
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