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"mortuary" in British English

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mortuarynoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɔː.tjʊ.ri/  us   /ˈmɔːr.tʃu.er.i/
UK (US morgue) a ​building, or a ​room in a ​hospital, etc. where ​deadbodies are ​kept before they are ​sent to be ​buried or ​burned, sometimes so that they can be ​examined US (also funeral parlor , UK funeral parlour) a ​place where a ​deadperson is ​prepared to be ​buried or ​burned, and where ​relatives and ​friends can ​see the ​body
(Definition of mortuary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mortuary" in American English

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mortuarynoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɔr·tʃuˌer·i/
a ​funeralhome
(Definition of mortuary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mortuary”
in Spanish depósito de cadáveres…
in Vietnamese nhà xác…
in Malaysian rumah mayat…
in Thai ห้องดับจิต…
in French morgue…
in German die Leichenhalle…
in Chinese (Simplified) 太平间,停尸房, 殡仪馆…
in Turkish morg…
in Russian морг…
in Indonesian kamar mayat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 太平間,停屍房, 殯儀館…
in Polish kostnica…
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