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From Middle French réhabilitation, from Medieval Latin rehabilitatio.


  • IPA(key): /ˌɹiː.əˌbɪl.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/, [ˌɹiː.əˌbɪl.ɪˈteɪ.ʃn̩]
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


rehabilitation (countable and uncountable, plural rehabilitations)

  1. The process of rehabilitating somebody or something.
    • 1962 October, Brian Haresnape, “Focus on B.R. passenger stations”, in Modern Railways, page 250:
      The working life span of a passenger carriage, on average, is between 30 and 35 years, so a steady replacement takes place quite naturally. The life span of a station, however, cannot be so easily reckoned, for it depends largely on the rehabilitation and upkeep of the existing structures.
    • August 16 2014, Daniel Taylor, "Swansea upstage Manchester United in Louis van Gaal’s Premier League bow,"
      Maybe now it should be clearer why Louis van Gaal has been telling anyone who cares to listen they should not be surprised if Manchester United’s rehabilitation takes longer than they would ideally like.


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