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[sik-room, -roo m]
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  1. a room in which a sick person is confined.
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Origin of sickroom

First recorded in 1740–50; sick1 + room
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Historical Examples

  • Livinius came from his sickroom and joined them in a week, and was told the news.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales

    C. Bryson Taylor

  • They helped him to the sickroom, for he could barely trail his legs after him.

    St. Winifred's

    Frederic W. Farrar

  • The strictest attention should be paid to the ventilation of the sickroom.

  • The sickroom itself should be large and in a quiet part of the house.

  • While he was talking to Hugh, Nathan Hornby came and was called into the sickroom also.

British Dictionary definitions for sickroom


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


(sĭkrōōm′, -rum′)
  1. A room occupied by a sick person.
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