recovery room


a room near the operating or delivery room of a hospital, equipped with specific apparatus and staffed by specially trained personnel for emergencies, used for the recovery from anesthesia of a postoperative or obstetrical patient before being brought to a hospital room or ward.

Nearby words

  1. recover,
  2. recoverable,
  3. recoverable error,
  4. recovered memory,
  5. recovery,
  6. recovery stock,
  7. recpt,
  8. recreant,
  9. recreantly,
  10. recreate

Origin of recovery room

First recorded in 1915–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for recovery room

recovery room

[ rĭ-kŭvə-rē ]


A hospital room equipped for the care and observation of patients immediately following surgery.

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