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hospital bed

noun
1.
a bed having side rails that can be raised or lowered and a mattress base in three jointed sections so that the head, foot, or middle may be raised by a crank or motor, allowing a patient to lie in various positions, as a therapeutic aid or for comfort.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • Miller played the role of the patient, directing his avatar to lie on a hospital bed in the virtual emergency room.
  • She rose unsteadily from her hospital bed to greet me, a shy smile on her face.
  • Lester shot and killed his brother in his hospital bed.
  • Roy was sitting in a chair to the left of the hospital bed, holding my hand.
  • But not before she had called a lawyer from her hospital bed.
  • He devised a way of moving a patient from a stretcher to a hospital bed with the minimum of discomfort.
  • She was shackled to a hospital bed until the final phase of labour.
  • Slipping back into oblivion, she awakes later in her hospital bed, troubled by her frightening experiences.
  • The sleep room, with a hospital bed and blackout curtains, seems to them an inviting haven.
  • Two days earlier, a governor's commutation-effective immediately-had been handed to him at his hospital bed.

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