morgue


morgue

noun \ˈmrg\

: a place where the bodies of dead people are kept until they are buried or cremated

: a place in the editorial offices of a newspaper, magazine, etc., where old articles and other documents are kept

Full Definition of MORGUE

1
:  a place where the bodies of dead persons are kept temporarily pending identification or release for burial or autopsy
2
:  a collection of reference works and files of reference material in a newspaper or news periodical office

Examples of MORGUE

  1. old news stories found in a newspaper morgue

Origin of MORGUE

French
First Known Use: 1821

morgue

noun \ˈm(ə)rg\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MORGUE

: a place where the bodies of persons found dead are kept until identified and claimed by relatives or are released for burial

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