pl. -·ri·ums or -·ria
Chiefly Brit. sanitarium
nounpl. san·a·to·ri·ums or san·a·to·ri·a
- An institution for the treatment of chronic diseases or for medically supervised recuperation.
- A resort for improvement or maintenance of health, especially for convalescents. Also called sanitarium.
Origin of sanatoriumFrom neuter of Late Latin sanat&omacron;rius, curative, from Latin sanatus, past participle of sanare, to heal, from sanus, healthy.
(plural sanatoriums or sanatoria)
Latin sanatus, past participle of sÄnÅ (“to cure, to heal").