|Origin:||, past participle of rehabilitare, from Latin habilitas 'ability'|
to help someone to live a healthy, useful, or active life again after they have been seriously ill or in prison:
a special unit for rehabilitating stroke patients
to make people think that someone or something is good again after a period when people had a bad opinion of them:
The Prime Minister seems to be trying to rehabilitate the former defence secretary.
to improve a building or area so that it returns to the good condition it was in before [↪ renovate]:
A lot of the older houses have now been rehabilitated.
—rehabilitation noun [uncountable]
the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients