from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room occupied by a sick person.
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- n. A room to be used by someone who is ill.
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- n. a room to which a sick person is confined
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But a sickroom was a sickroom, and illness had an odor.
But the sickroom was a different place now, when we had Allan's cheery visits to enliven our long evenings.
A long-faced nurse in a sickroom is a visible embodiment and presence of the disease against which the eager life of the patient is fighting in agony.
We were all crowded into the little study, which I'd reluctantly surrendered as a "sickroom" when Sadd had announced his impending demise.
Yet, whereever the doctor may be in his fantasy, he is physically in the sickroom, confronting a parient and a wound.
Blake obeyed, relief at being cast out of the sickroom evident in his rapid withdrawal.
I make to bend to gather them, but I stop when I see Mother Celeste of Jesus come into the sickroom holding a lit candle, followed by the other nuns.
Without the breeze, Ali noticed for the first time the pervasive sickroom odors that the fragrant ocean air had kept at bay.
Maple had retrieved the ones from the sickroom and offered Max her .454.
Downstairs, in a room that used to be a living area but has been rearranged into what is, essentially, a sickroom, your grandmother is probably asleep.