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lab·o·ra·to·ry

laboratory

 
 
pronunciation:
lae br tor i [or] lae br tor i [or]
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part of speech: noun
inflections: laboratories
definition 1: a place used for scientific experiments.
In the laboratory, scientists test food for safety.
 
definition 2: a place where new products are made.
Drugs and other chemicals are made at a laboratory.
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The word laboratory contains the following parts:
labor, laborat, lab Latin root that means to work
synonyms:
oper
 
-atory1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means place associated with
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synonyms:
-arium, -orium, -ary2