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[sik-room, -roo m] /ˈsɪkˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a room in which a sick person is confined.
Origin of sickroom
1740-50; sick1 + room Unabridged
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  • Requires knowledge of and/or the ability to learn simple nursing skills such as sickroom service to bedridden patients.
British Dictionary definitions for sickroom


/ˈsɪkˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room to which a person who is ill is confined
a room set aside, as in a school, for people who are taken ill
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sickroom in Medicine

sickroom sick·room (sĭk'rōōm', -rum')
A room occupied by a sick person.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sickroom

sick someone on

verb phrase

To incite someone against someone or something: They've decided to sick the voters on the whole government (1845+)

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sick him

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