noun, plural san·a·to·ri·ums, san·a·to·ri·a [san-uh–tawr-ee-uh, –tohr-] /ˌsæn əˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.
- a hospital for the treatment of chronic diseases, as tuberculosis or various nervous or mental disorders.
noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
- an institution for the medical care and recuperation of persons who are chronically ill
- a health resort
- British a room in a boarding school where sick pupils may be treated in isolation
n.1839, Modern Latin, noun use of neuter of Late Latin adjective sanitorius “health-giving,” from Latin sanat-, past participle stem of sanare “to heal,” from sanus “well, healthy, sane” (see sane). Latin sanare is the source of Italian sanare, Spanish sanar. n. pl. san•a•to•ri•ums
- An institution for the treatment of chronic diseases or for medically supervised recuperation.
- A resort for improvement or maintenance of health, especially for convalescents.sanitarium