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waiting room

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Definition of waiting room in English:

noun

A room provided for the use of people who are waiting to be seen by a doctor or dentist or who are waiting in a station for a bus or train.
Example sentences
  • Many ICUs do not have private rooms near waiting rooms where doctors and nurses can consult and inform family members in confidence.
  • Take the magazine I picked up recently in the waiting room of my daughter's music school.
  • Patients waiting for appointments had to sit in the main corridors because there wasn't even a waiting room.

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