padded cell Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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padded cellnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
a ​room in a ​mentalhospital that has very ​softwalls to ​stop a ​seriouslymentallyillperson from ​hurting himself or herself
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