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 (sĕm′ē-prī′vĭt, sĕm′ī-)
Shared with usually one to three other hospital patients: a semiprivate room.
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partially or somewhat private; shared with a very small number of other people
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(ˌsɛm iˈpraɪ vɪt, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

having some degree of privacy but not fully private.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semiprivate - confined to a small number of hospital patients; "semiprivate room"
private - confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
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"In the evening we all went to a sort of semiprivate party and she was there and she seemed incredibly relaxed and happy and I just remember she had a cracking headache too, because she wasn't used to wearing a tiara all morning," he said.
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To make matters worse, the average household retirement savings was a paltry $11,250--a sum that would be depleted in less than three months of paying for a semiprivate room in a nursing home at an estimated monthly cost of $5,566.