padded cell

noun

Definition of padded cell

: a room in a mental hospital that has soft walls so that patients cannot hurt themselves

Word by Word Definitions

pad play padded
  1. : to traverse on foot

  2. : to go on foot : walk

  1. : path

  2. : a horse that moves along at an easy pace

  3. : footpad

  1. : a thin flat mat or cushion: such as

  2. : a piece of soft stuffed material used as or under a saddle

  3. : padding used to shape an article of clothing

  1. : to furnish with a pad or padding

  2. : mute, muffle

  3. : to expand or increase especially with needless, misleading, or fraudulent matter

  1. : a soft muffled or slapping sound

cell play
  1. : a small religious house dependent on a monastery or convent

  2. : a one-room dwelling occupied by a solitary person (such as a hermit)

  3. : a single room (as in a convent or prison) usually for one person


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