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

Origin of darkroom

First recorded in 1835–45; dark + room
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  1. a room in which photographs are processed in darkness or safe light
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