Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See sanatorium.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of sanatorium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A health station or retreat; a sanatorium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An improper form for sanatorium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hospital for recuperation or for the treatment of chronic diseases

Etymologies

New Latin sānitārium, from Latin sānitās, health; see sanity.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Races, which was written by a number of MGM contract writers including George Seaton (who later went on to write and direct Miracle on 34th Street), seems to me to soften the Brothers up quite a bit more; Groucho's less of a * schnorrer*, Chico has a real job (working at the sanitarium), as does Harpo (a jockey?!), and their goals are even nobler: they don't just want to help out young lovers, they want to save a failing sanitarium from the evil businessman.

    I Had that Same Horse When I Had My Eyes Examined

  • And just in case those meddlesome friends of Hugh's manage to get wind of what we've done, the sanitarium is the safest place she could be!

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • The proprietor of the so-called sanitarium was also arrested, and both prisoners were driven down to the Brooklyn police station.

    The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview

  • When that fails, Marlowe is held hostage at Amthor's "sanitarium," a front for his blackmailing ring, and drugged with a truth serum to get him to talk.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • After I figured out about having CFS, I switched to fantasies of the other kind of sanitarium, those elegant refuges for wealthy folks with tuberculosis, where a kindly nurse in a starched uniform wheels you out in your wicker bath chair onto the porch to take the air while you make desultory conversation with the other patients and sip lukewarm tea.

    Blogging for CFS/ME: Honor those to whom honor is due

  • We engaged a nurse to look after the future patient of the "sanitarium" while we did our best to look for the sanitarium itself.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

  • Evading an effort (on the part of an aunt, I believe) to get him locked up safely in a "sanitarium," he began a trip round the world with an orgy which continued from San Francisco to Bangkok, where, in the company of some congenial fellow travellers, he interfered in a native ceremonial with the result that one of his companions was drowned.

    The Guest of Quesnay

  • Maybe simply seeing Violet/Chloe in that sanitarium would be enough to tip Dante Baptiste into madness, especially after watching Heather Wallace die.

    Etched in Bone

  • And if the little psycho was still breathing, why not just cart his bloodsucker ass to Doucet-Bainbridge and toss him inside instead of trying to lure him to the sanitarium?

    Etched in Bone

  • Without Heather Wallace, there was no guarantee that S would pay the sanitarium a visit—provided he was still breathing.

    Etched in Bone

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