semiprivate

adjective semi·pri·vate \ ˌse-mē-ˈprī-vət , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- \

Definition of semiprivate

: of, receiving, or associated with hospital service giving a patient more privileges than a ward patient but fewer than a private patient

Examples of semiprivate in a Sentence

  1. a semiprivate room in a hospital

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First Known Use of semiprivate

1876

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SEMIPRIVATE Defined for English Language Learners

semiprivate

Definition of semiprivate for English Language Learners

  • : available to a small number of people : providing some but not complete privacy

  • : shared by two patients


Medical Dictionary

semiprivate

adjective semi·pri·vate \ -ˈprī-vət \

medical Definition of semiprivate

: of, receiving, or associated with hospital service giving a patient more privileges than a ward patient but fewer than a private patient
  • a semiprivate room

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