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Topic: HOSPITAL

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Late Latin sanatorius 'acting as a cure', from Latin sanare 'to cure', from sanus; SANE

sanatorium

noun
     
san‧a‧to‧ri‧um plural sanatoria [countable] old-fashioned
MH a type of hospital for sick people who are getting better after a long illness but still need rest and a lot of care
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