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emergency room Syllabification: e·mer·gen·cy room

Definition of emergency room in English:


North American
The department of a hospital that provides immediate treatment for acute illnesses and trauma.
Example sentences
  • He was then rushed to the hospital emergency room where artificial respiration was administered.
  • I was called to see a patient in the emergency room of the hospital.
  • He was taken to the emergency room in severe respiratory distress and ended up on a ventilator.
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