nounWord forms: plural ˌsaniˈtariums or ˌsaniˈtaria (ˌsænəˈtɛriə
) 1. a quiet resort, as in the mountains, where people go to rest and regain health 2. an institution for the care of invalids or convalescents, esp. one making use of local natural resources, as mineral springs, or one treating a specific disease, as tuberculosis
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Word origin of 'sanitarium'ModL < L sanitas, health < sanus, healthy