emergency room

noun

Definition of emergency room

  1. :  a hospital room or area staffed and equipped for the reception and treatment of persons requiring immediate medical care

First Known Use of emergency room

1886


EMERGENCY ROOM Defined for English Language Learners

emergency room

noun

Definition of emergency room for English Language Learners

  • : a hospital room or area that is used for treating people who need immediate medical care


EMERGENCY ROOM Defined for Kids

emergency room

noun

Definition of emergency room for Students

  1. :  a room in a hospital with doctors, nurses, and medical equipment for treating people who need medical care immediately


Medical Dictionary

emergency room

noun

Medical Definition of emergency room

  1. :  a hospital room or area staffed and equipped for the reception and treatment of persons with conditions (as illness or trauma) requiring immediate medical care


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