operating room


operating room
a specially equipped room, usually in a hospital, where surgical procedures are performed. Abbr.: OR
[1885-90]

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  • operating room — operating rooms N COUNT An operating room is the same as an operating theatre. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • operating room — n AmE an ↑operating theatre …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • operating room — operating ,room noun count AMERICAN a room in a hospital where doctors perform medical operations …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • operating room — noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic • Syn: ↑OR, ↑operating theater, ↑operating theatre, ↑surgery • Hypernyms: ↑hospital room * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • operating room — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms operating room : singular operating room plural operating rooms American an operating theatre …   English dictionary

  • operating room — room where surgeries are performed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • operating room — Synonyms and related words: X ray, blood bank, charity ward, clinic, consultation room, delivery room, dispensary, emergency, examining room, fever ward, hospital room, intensive care, isolation, labor room, laboratory, maternity ward, nursery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • operating room — noun a room in a hospital used for performing surgery Syn: operating theatre …   Wiktionary

  • operating room — op′erating room n. srg med a specially equipped room, usually in a hospital, where surgical procedures are performed. Abbr.: OR • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • operating room — noun (C) AmE an operating theatre …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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