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operating room

a specially equipped room, usually in a hospital, where surgical procedures are performed.
Abbreviation: OR.
Origin of operating room
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You visit the operating room with its fullest set of surgical appliances.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • In the movement to and from the operating room, the door stood open for a moment.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Andremain at the controls ready for any orders, and have the operating room crew do likewise.

  • Have all lights taken out of the operating room and the windows shaded.

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  • Lee's body was on a hospital bed, I would say, or a table—a table like you take into an operating room.

    Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
operating room in Medicine

operating room n.
A room equipped for performing surgical operations.

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