sickroom


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sick·room

 (sĭk′ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
n.
A room occupied by a sick person.

sickroom

(ˈsɪkˌruːm; -ˌrʊm)
n
1. (Medicine) a room to which a person who is ill is confined
2. (Medicine) a room set aside, as in a school, for people who are taken ill

sick•room

(ˈsɪkˌrum, -ˌrʊm)

n.
a room in which a sick person is confined.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sickroom - a room to which a sick person is confinedsickroom - a room to which a sick person is confined
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
Translations

sickroom

[ˈsɪkrʊm] Ncuarto m del enfermo

sickroom

[ˈsɪkruːm] ninfirmerie f

sickroom

[ˈsɪkˌrʊm] nstanza di malato
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She also speaks of a locked door of communication with the sickroom, the key of which had been removed, nobody knew by whom.
Meg had a quiet rapture, and then brooded over the letter, while Jo set the sickroom in order, and Hannah `knocked up a couple of pies in case of company unexpected".
A very few lines from Edmund shewed her the patient and the sickroom in a juster and stronger light than all Lady Bertram's sheets of paper could do.
The second princess had just come from the sickroom with her eyes red from weeping and sat down beside Dr.
He almost always saw her before going to the sickroom, and she appealed to him as to what she could do for mamma.
after successful examination, the patient / resident must be returned to the respective facility and escorted back to the sickroom / resident room.
As Wright points out, both contemporary critics as well as Victorians themselves have observed a tendency of novels to rely on scenes of illness, the sickroom, disease, and ailment to drive plot.
Emma brings not passion but compassion to the sickroom.
After her death, their executor, the poet Thomas Sturge Moore, wrote to the Times that: "the address of her affectionate nature, ever more winning, made visits to her sickroom a delight" (Dec.
T]he sickroom called for the exercise of [a woman's] higher qualities of patience, mercy and gentleness as well as for her housewifely arts" (Welter 32).
And when Edison was dying, Edison's son, after visiting his father's sickroom, would report to well-wishers, "The light still burns.
Waldo Cheshire, city health officer: "Masks for sickroom attendants are advisable, the avoidance of streetcars and of crowds is to be urged.