• WordNet 3.6
    • n rehabilitation the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
    • n rehabilitation the restoration of someone to a useful place in society
    • n rehabilitation the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises
    • n rehabilitation vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rehabilitation The act of rehabilitating, or the state of being rehabilitated.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rehabilitation The act of rehabilitating, or reinstating in a former rank, standing, or capacity; restoration to former rights; restoration to or reëstablishment in the esteem of others.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rehabilitation the act of restoring to forfeited rights or privileges
    • ***


  • Jerry Brown
    Jerry Brown
    “Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. LL. rehabilitatio, F. Réhabilitation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. réhabiliter—L. re-, again, habilitārehabēre, to have.


In literature:

He is not in the least anxious to gain recognition for, or to seek to rehabilitate old India, for its own sake.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
We are in the humor to rehabilitate all things, and pinchbeck has now its turn with the rest.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
He thought of the possibility before him neither as a scheme of philanthropy nor of revenge, nor of rehabilitation.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Her hands clawed at the carpet in her agony, yet she could not bring herself to make any effort towards the rehabilitation of her son's honor.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
He could never rehabilitate himself among decent men and women.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
With the growth of this resolution he began to plan his own personal rehabilitation.
"What's-His-Name" by George Barr McCutcheon
Nor is there for her, except in rare cases, any chance of rehabilitation.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
And she had hoped somehow to rehabilitate herself in the eyes of the world.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Traditionally, the old institutions still exist and are cherished by those who believe that they will be rehabilitated and re-established.
"The Next Step" by Scott Nearing
He said that if this schizophrenia kept on progressing, half the world would be in rehabilitation camps.
"They Twinkled Like Jewels" by Philip José Farmer

In news:

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) on Sept 25 said it will not seek further privatization of state prisons.
There's been a lot of buzz in the hotel development community about the use of tax credits—both Historic Rehabilitation credits and New Market Credits—to enhance financing packages.
PRESTON — Grace Lillian Naeve , 93, of Preston, died Sunday at the Eagle Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton.
On Thursday, February 11, "Redwillow" called in from the Native American Rehabilitation Association's "Family Night" and intorduced us to several participants.
Carlson, 84, formerly of Route 394, Falconer and the Frewsburg Rest Home, passed away Thursday (Nov 22, 2012), in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.
As of Saturday, June 30, 2012, 11:58 p.m. Patricia Ann Nutting , 83, of Sylvania, Ohio, formerly of Toledo, died Monday at Sylvania Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Task force focuses on rehabilitation of the land and livestock communities.
84, of New Martinsville, died May 2, 2012, at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield.
Aesthetic and functional, it can also be used as a diagnostic prosthetic provisional for full-mouth rehabilitation cases.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has developed a procedure called targeted reinnervation, which allows patients to "feel" sensations through a prosthetic arm.
Anthony, the director of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University, is the author of "The Art of Napping" and "The Art of Napping at Work.".
The FAA announced today a $10 million grant for a rehabilitation project for Runway 2/20 at Danville (Va.) Regional Airport.
Man receives rehabilitative sentence for Central City pharmacy burglaries.
Hillcrest and Scott & White joining forces to form Waco rehabilitative care center.
Prison system looking to reinvest in rehabilitation.

In science:

This Hamiltonian approach to quasi-local energy-momentum rehabilitates of the energy-momentum complexes.
General Spherically Symmetric Non Singular Black Hole Solutions in Teleparallel Theory of Gravitation
The theoretical and phenomenological status of negative energies is reviewed in Quantum Field Theory leading to the conclusion that hopefully their rehabilitation might only be completed in a modified general relativistic model.
Negative energies and time reversal in Quantum Field Theory
It assesses the need for cognitive prosthetics in terms of gaps in rehabilitation methods and a response to managed care limitations on duration of services.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
This article concludes with a discussion of future research, noting that a key problem is the need to make cognitive prosthetics rehabilitation more user friendly to the therapist.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
This is considered necessary if cognitive prosthetics is to gain widespread use in rehabilitation facilities.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex