bathroom

[[t]bɑ͟ːθruːm, bæ̱θ-[/t]]
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bathrooms
1) N-COUNT A bathroom is a room in a house that contains a bath or shower, a washbasin, and sometimes a toilet.
2) N-SING: usu the N A bathroom is a room in a house or public building that contains a toilet. [AM]

She had gone in to use the bathroom.

Syn:
(in BRIT, usually use toilet)
3) PHRASE: V inflects (politeness) People say that they are going to the bathroom when they want to say that they are going to use the toilet.

Although he had been treated with antibiotics, he went to the bathroom repeatedly.


English dictionary. 2008.

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