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sanitarium

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin sānitārium, from sānitās (health).

NounEdit

sanitarium (plural sanitariums or sanitaria)

  1. (US) Alternative spelling of sanatorium.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. […] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose.

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