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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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.

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  • But the sickroom was a different place now, when we had Allan's cheery visits to enliven our long evenings.

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  • 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.

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  • We were all crowded into the little study, which I'd reluctantly surrendered as a "sickroom" when Sadd had announced his impending demise.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Maple had retrieved the ones from the sickroom and offered Max her .454.

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  • 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.

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