- a room at a spa for drinking mineral waters.
Origin of pump room
First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for pump room
The “Pump-room books” are formally mentioned in the regulations.Pickwickian Studies
Public receptions by the Giants in the pump-room every afternoon.Boycotted
Talbot Baines Reed
There will be very few people in the pump-room, if it rains all the morning.
He went into the pump-room afterwards; but I would not have followed him for all the world.
His name was not in the pump-room book, and curiosity could do no more.
- a building or room at a spa in which the water from a mineral spring may be drunk
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