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Verb: rehabilitate  ,ree-(h)u'bi-li,teyt
  1. Help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute
    "The prisoner was successfully rehabilitated"; "After a year in the mental clinic, the patient is now rehabilitated"
  2. Reinstall politically
    "Deng Xiao Ping was rehabilitated several times throughout his lifetime"
  3. Restore to a state of good condition or operation

Derived forms: rehabilitates, rehabilitated, rehabilitating

Type of: reconstruct, reinstate, restore

Antonym: purge

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