Definition of laboratory
- a research laboratory
- That area is a laboratory for cultivating the germ of terrorism.
- a course of study requiring two lectures and one laboratory per week
experiments conducted in a modern laboratory
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First Known Use: 1592See Words from the same year
: a room or building with special equipment for doing scientific experiments and tests
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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