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anteroom

[an-tee-room, -roo m] /ˈæn tiˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room that admits to a larger room.
2.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; ante- + room
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anteroom

/ˈæntɪˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room giving entrance to a larger room, often used as a waiting room
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Word Origin and History for ante room
anteroom
1762, after Fr. antichambre, It. anticamera, from L. ante "before" + chamber. Lit. "a room in front."
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