Opera-tory

operatory

[op-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
noun, plural operatories.
1.
a room or other area with special equipment and facilities, as for dental surgery, scientific experiments, or the like.
adjective

Origin:
1645–55; operate + -ory1, -ory2; compare Late Latin operātōrius working, acting

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To opera-tory
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: opera-table
Next Definition: opera-window
Words Near: opera-tory
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for opera-tory
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing opera-tory
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature