from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See clean room.

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

  • n. a room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria; used in laboratory work and in assembly or repair of precision equipment


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  • [encountered] [met] it countless times-the corpses brought to the nar - row white room of the Bellevue dead-house, the quiet, sheet-cov - ered forms on the hospital beds, the pitiful figures dead of filth and neglect and sometimes violence in the swarming tenement houses - but he could never see it with indifference.

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  • Squeezing his eyes shut, he focused on the image of Lucien’s bowed head, his too-pale face, and shoved the white room with its steel hook down below.

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  • Avery, Isabel, and Maeve wouldn’t hear of going back to their cabin without Charlotte and Mr. Ramsey, so all four girls navigated the hallways until they found the little white room with a plaque on the door reading ALOHA CRUISES INFIRMARY, DR.

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