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prehab
 n.— «By providing them with booklets and other materials, patients are informed about what type of exercises and treatments they need, he stated. With this new type of “prehab,” as some doctors have coined it, patients can be prepared and will know what they have to endure, before and after their operation.» —“Smitherman heaps praise on wait times reduction” by Lindsey Cole MyKawartha.com (Lindsay, Ontario, Canada) Feb. 1, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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