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day room

a room at an institution, as on a military base, providing facilities for leisure activities.
(in a hospital) a recreation room for ambulatory patients.
Origin of day room
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • My suite had a spacious, immaculate day room and comfortable bedroom.
  • Trays must be eaten at the table in the day room area.
  • Each floor has a community day room for social activity.
  • The day room, waiting area or any suitable area should be used, when possible for visitation.
  • The day room walls are covered with wainscoting of pre-finished hardboard or varnished wood.
  • There is a shared toilet and sink in each cell, and a shared shower and toilet in the day room.
  • Another series of experiment was conducted with fires starting in a day room area open to the dormitory corridor.
  • The two-bay apparatus floor includes a training room, day room and dormitory.
  • Each unit has a patient day room where you may socialize with other patients or family.
  • Three dormers with gable roofs are located above the seventh floor on either side of the central day room.
British Dictionary definitions for day room

day room

a communal living room in a residential institution such as a hospital
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