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REHABILITATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rehabilitation mean? 

REHABILITATION (noun)
  The noun REHABILITATION has 4 senses:

1. the restoration of someone to a useful place in society
2. the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
3. vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation
4. the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises

  Familiarity information: REHABILITATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REHABILITATION (noun)


Sense 1rehabilitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The restoration of someone to a useful place in society

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("rehabilitation" is a kind of...):

restoration (the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rehabilitation"):

correctional rehabilitation (providing penal custody or probation or parole for convicted offenders)

physical rehabilitation; physical restoration; therapeutic rehabilitation (providing help for disabled persons; the removal or reduction of disabilities)

vocational rehabilitation (providing training in a specific trade with the aim of gaining employment)


Sense 2rehabilitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

reclamation; renewal; rehabilitation

Hypernyms ("rehabilitation" is a kind of...):

restoration (the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rehabilitation"):

re-afforestation; reforestation (the restoration (replanting) of a forest that had been reduced by fire or cutting)

urban renewal (the clearing and rebuilding and redevelopment of urban slums)


Sense 3rehabilitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("rehabilitation" is a kind of...):

exoneration; vindication (the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.)


Sense 4rehabilitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("rehabilitation" is a kind of...):

physiatrics; physical therapy; physiotherapy (therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities)


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