operatory

[ op-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈɒp ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

noun, plural op·er·a·to·ries.

a room or other area with special equipment and facilities, as for dental surgery, scientific experiments, or the like.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. operative,
  2. operatively,
  3. operatize,
  4. operator,
  5. operator gene,
  6. opercle,
  7. operculate,
  8. operculitis,
  9. operculum,
  10. opere citato

Origin of operatory

1645–55; operate + -ory1, -ory2; compare Late Latin operātōrius working, acting

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