recovery room


: a hospital room equipped for meeting postoperative emergencies

Examples of recovery room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ringo lived in the recovery room until Miranda’s release a few days later, his vigil broken only when my wife and I took him out for walks and meals. David Frum, The Atlantic, 21 Mar. 2024 The medical center is slated to include exam rooms, a surgery area, recovery rooms, dental treatment rooms, doctor offices and a reception area, along with a place for the Animal Safehouse program, which started 27 years ago to take care of the pets of domestic violence survivors. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Mar. 2024 In the recovery room after birth, Berger started hemorrhaging and wound up needing a blood transfusion. Anika Nayak, STAT, 12 Jan. 2024 What Are External Pacemakers Used For? After Surgery After surgery, you are wheeled to the recovery room. Jennifer Whitlock, Rn, Msn, Fn, Verywell Health, 24 Oct. 2023 Photos of Bayonet Point provided by insiders showed ceiling leaks in a recovery room, oxygen equipment held together with tape, bloody and backed-up sinks, wires dangling from a hole in the wall and cockroaches in the operating room. Gretchen Morgenson, NBC News, 1 Aug. 2023 Journals the clinic keeps in the recovery room were filled with entries about challenges the patients had faced. Kate Kelly, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2023 When Karolina was brought into the surgical recovery room, Bean monitored her for any signs of distress., 4 June 2023 The hospital patient died in the recovery room from hemorrhage and organ failure, the report said. Annie Waldman, ProPublica, 24 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recovery room was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Recovery room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

recovery room

: a hospital room where patients are temporarily placed for special care and observation after an operation

Medical Definition

recovery room

: a hospital room which is equipped with apparatus for meeting postoperative emergencies and in which surgical patients are kept during the immediate postoperative period for care and recovery from anesthesia
abbreviation RR
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