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morgue

Pronunciation: morg

Definition:

  1. A building or room in a hospital or other facility where the dead are kept pending autopsy, burial, or cremation.
  2. A building where unidentified dead are kept pending identification before burial.

Synonym(s): mortuary2

[Fr.]

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