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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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  • In the movement to and from the operating room, the door stood open for a moment.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Have all lights taken out of the operating room and the windows shaded.

    Poisoned Air Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • No––has he an operating room where all sound can be shut out?

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • They were placed in a solution at body heat and taken to the operating room.

  • She saw herself in the operating room with her rubber gloves and her knives.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
operating room in Medicine

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

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