[sik-room, -roo m]


a room in which a sick person is confined.

Origin of sickroom

First recorded in 1740–50; sick1 + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sickroom

dispensary, hospital

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British Dictionary definitions for sickroom



a room to which a person who is ill is confined
a room set aside, as in a school, for people who are taken ill
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sickroom in Medicine


[sĭkrōōm′, -rum′]


A room occupied by a sick person.
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