[dahrk-room, -room]
noun Photography.
a room in which film or the like is made, handled, or developed and from which the actinic rays of light are excluded.

1835–45; dark + room

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darkroom (ˈdɑːkˌruːm, -ˌrʊm)
a room in which photographs are processed in darkness or safe light

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He achieved those effects by blurring his lenses with petroleum jelly or
  manipulating his negatives and prints in the darkroom.
He liked photography and had a darkroom in his apartment.
We studied light response of western flower thrips in a darkroom.
Performs darkroom maintenance and reports need for equipment repairs as
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