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semiprivate

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adjective semi·pri·vate \-ˈprī-vət\

Simple Definition of semiprivate

  • : available to a small number of people : providing some but not complete privacy

  • : shared by two patients

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of semiprivate

  1. :  of, receiving, or associated with hospital service giving a patient more privileges than a ward patient but fewer than a private patient

Examples of semiprivate in a sentence

  1. a semiprivate room in a hospital



1876

First Known Use of semiprivate

1876


Medical Dictionary

semiprivate

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adjective semi·pri·vate \-ˈprī-vət\

Medical Definition of semiprivate

  1. :  of, receiving, or associated with hospital service giving a patient more privileges than a ward patient but fewer than a private patient <a semiprivate room>




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