Definition of rehabilitation in English:

rehabilitation

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or illness.

    ‘she underwent rehabilitation and was walking within three weeks’
    • ‘She prepped for the movie by visiting ex-addicts at a rehabilitation center.’
    • ‘I absolutely agree that a prison should be designed to support a programme of learning and rehabilitation.’
    • ‘She has moved to New York to live with her uncle Eddie after a period in a rehabilitation center out west.’
    • ‘I spent time with them during my rehabilitation.’
    • ‘Housing must provide much more than shelter for low-income individuals undergoing substance abuse rehabilitation.’
    • ‘He tells of raising four siblings alone while his mother took drug rehabilitation.’
    • ‘Even after several court ordered attempts at rehabilitation, she is still a slave to substance abuse.’
    • ‘He spends his eight weeks of rehabilitation watching the lives across the courtyard behind his Greenwich Village apartment.’
    • ‘The horses were representative of cases presented to humane officers for rehabilitation.’
    • ‘There begins his slow and agonising rehabilitation, after being paralysed in a car accident.’
    1. 1.1 The action of restoring someone to former privileges or reputation after a period of disfavour.
      ‘a posthumous rehabilitation of the activist’
      • ‘Various aspects of the knotty problem of physical and moral rehabilitation of Germany and the German people are touched upon.’
      • ‘His effort appears to have been geared more toward ancestral rehabilitation than ancestral glorification.’
      • ‘Despite the rehabilitation of such major Victorian painters as Rossetti and Burne-Jones, Watts has not yet made it back into the Victorian pantheon.’
      • ‘Beware: there is at least one last attempt at Southern rehabilitation amongst the extra material.’
      • ‘He was an early champion of the artist's critical rehabilitation.’
      • ‘The West denounced the East as a desert of slab blocks, shabby, inferior and authoritarian, and feared a 'rehabilitation' of the rigorous social agenda.’
      • ‘This could be the year known for the rehabilitation of this almost forgotten actor.’
      • ‘The rehabilitation of the actor is complete.’
      • ‘Even with the rehabilitation of medieval art, works categorized by today's scholarship as "late medieval" were frequently denigrated.’
      • ‘His dramatic rehabilitation since then has not always been smooth, and in particular it is the evaluation of his early work that has been a roller-coaster.’
    2. 1.2 The action of restoring something that has been damaged to its former condition.
      ‘the rehabilitation of the mangrove forests’
      • ‘The 1925 art deco-style building in Baltimore, Maryland has just undergone a rehabilitation.’
      • ‘An emergency rehabilitation team is working to revegetate some of the 1.6 million western acres that burned last summer.’
      • ‘The costs of aquifer rehabilitation, air pollution reduction, and land degradation will haunt future generations.’
      • ‘The bridge requires immediate rehabilitation to remain open.’
      • ‘It has a programme for rehabilitation of the old city.’
      • ‘Once owners complete rehabilitation work, they submit an application for certification of the work.’
      • ‘He hopes to receive a state grant to assist with the rehabilitation work.’
      • ‘The rehabilitation of the gaunt, semi-industrial architecture of this a Grade II listed building has led to some problems.’
      • ‘Aggressive historic preservation efforts have encouraged 249 downtown property rehabilitation projects.’
      • ‘She works in wildlife rehabilitation, caring for animals that have been run over in the road or abandoned.’

Pronunciation

rehabilitation

/riːəbɪlɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/