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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Shared with usually one to three other hospital patients.

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  • adjective More private than usual accommodations, but not fully private; used especially of a hospital room that is shared by two patients in contradistinction to a ward containing many patients.

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  • adjective confined to a small number of hospital patients

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Examples

  • But this is a whole different ball game now, so he seems to be enjoying those last kind of semiprivate moments with his family while he kind of looks forward to what will be an administration certainly under the glare.

    CNN Transcript Nov 5, 2008

  • He was charged $11,590 per night for his ICU room; $7,407 per night for a semiprivate room before he was moved to the ICU; $145,432 for drugs; $41,696 for respiratory services.

    How American Health Care Killed My Father

  • It was some sort of semiprivate inside joke they shared, a running satire on the macho school jocks who always greeted one another in a similar fashion.

    Famous

  • It was some sort of semiprivate inside joke they shared, a running satire on the macho school jocks who always greeted one another in a similar fashion.

    Famous

  • On the floor, Harry is in the second bed in a semiprivate room.

    Between Expectations

  • Announced a couple of weeks ago, the Groups feature allows Facebook users to carry on semiprivate conversations with (as Facebook advertises them) "small groups of friends."

    Larry Magid: Facebook Groups Can Jeopardize Privacy

  • Announced a couple of weeks ago, the Groups feature allows Facebook users to carry on semiprivate conversations with (as Facebook advertises them) "small groups of friends."

    Larry Magid: Facebook Groups Can Jeopardize Privacy

  • He was charged $11,590 per night for his ICU room; $7,407 per night for a semiprivate room before he was moved to the ICU; $145,432 for drugs; $41,696 for respiratory services.

    How American Health Care Killed My Father

  • Announced a couple of weeks ago, the Groups feature allows Facebook users to carry on semiprivate conversations with (as Facebook advertises them) "small groups of friends."

    Larry Magid: Facebook Groups Can Jeopardize Privacy

  • On the floor, Harry is in the second bed in a semiprivate room.

    Between Expectations

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