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Meaning of rehabilitate

re•ha•bil•i•tate

Pronunciation: (rē"hu-bil'i-tāt", rē"u-), [key]
— v., -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to restore to a condition of good health, ability to work, or the like.
  2. to restore to good condition, operation, or management, as a bankrupt business.
  3. to reestablish the good reputation of (a person, one's character or name, etc.).
  4. to restore formally to former capacity, standing, rank, rights, or privileges.
—v.i.
  1. to undergo rehabilitation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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