Etymology
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rehabilitation (n.)

1530s, "act of reinstating in a former rank or standing," from French réhabilitation and directly from Medieval Latin rehabilitationem (nominative rehabilitatio) "restoration," noun of action from past-participle stem of rehabilitare, from re- "again" (see re-) + habitare "make fit," from Latin habilis "easily managed, fit" (see able). Meaning "action of restoring anything to a previous condition" is by 1858. Specifically of criminals, addicts, etc., retrained for society from 1940.

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Definitions of rehabilitation

rehabilitation (n.)
the restoration of someone to a useful place in society;
rehabilitation (n.)
the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation;
Synonyms: reclamation / renewal
rehabilitation (n.)
vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation;
rehabilitation (n.)
the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises;
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