clean room

noun
\ ˈklēn-ˌrüm How to pronounce clean room (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of clean room

: a room for the manufacture or assembly of objects (such as precision parts) that is maintained at a high level of cleanliness by special means

Examples of clean room in a Sentence

The microchips are manufactured in a clean room.
Recent Examples on the Web Aerosol experiments often have to be done in a clean room, to reduce any background interference from the atmosphere. Megan Molteni, Wired, "How Masks Went From Don’t-Wear to Must-Have," 2 July 2020 The clean room's pipes are flushed after each use to remove potential allergens. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Americans are using more plastic than ever. He wants to change that," 12 June 2020 Playing dirty in the clean room The new rule may miss its target entirely. The Economist, "Immaculate misconceptions America’s latest salvo against Huawei is aimed at chipmaking in China," 23 May 2020 Later, hospital aides moved her to a clean room with air-conditioning and a shower. Isayen Herrera, New York Times, "Childbirth in Venezuela, Where Women’s Deaths Are a State Secret," 10 Apr. 2020 Housekeepers stopped coming in because of the danger, so recreation staff members were asked to clean rooms. Robert Gebeloff, New York Times, "70 Died at a Nursing Home as Body Bags Piled Up. This Is What Went Wrong.," 19 Apr. 2020 During a tour of Relativity’s facilities in Mississippi, Giger walked into a clean room. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Relativity Space has big dreams. Is the company for real?," 3 Mar. 2020 As part of the initiative, Marriott will also roll out new technology, including electrostatic sprayers with hospital-grade disinfectant, to clean rooms and public spaces. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "How Marriott's New Cleaning Protocols Will Make Future Guests Feel at Ease," 22 Apr. 2020 This is utterly unsafe without protection, not only for my wife and colleagues, but also for the nurses, anesthesiologists, and janitorial staff cleaning rooms between cases. Shahar Ziv, Time, "I’m a Doctor’s Husband, and I’m Begging You to Keep Medical Workers Like Her Safe," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of clean room

1961, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2020

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“Clean room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clean%20room. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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clean room

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of clean room

: a room that is kept extremely clean so that certain products can be made in it

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