padded cell

padded cell
padded cell
n.
a cell, or room, for the confinement of violent patients or prisoners, lined with heavy, soft material as a protection against injury

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  • padded cell — padded cells N COUNT A padded cell is a small room with padded walls in a mental hospital or prison, where a person who may behave violently can be put so that they do not hurt themselves …   English dictionary

  • padded cell — n a special room in a hospital for people who are mentally ill. The room has thick soft material on the walls so that the person in it cannot get hurt …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • padded cell — noun count a room in a hospital for mentally ill people, with soft material on the walls so that they cannot hurt themselves …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Padded cell — A padded cell is a cell in a mental hospital with cushions lining the walls; this is done for the patients who want to commit suicide. The pads prevent the patients from hurting themselves by hitting their heads on the hard cement walls.A padded… …   Wikipedia

  • padded cell — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms padded cell : singular padded cell plural padded cells a room in a hospital for mentally ill people, with soft material on the walls so that they cannot hurt themselves …   English dictionary

  • padded cell — a room, as in a mental hospital, with padded walls for the confinement of violent inmates. * * * noun, pl ⋯ cells [count] : a room in a mental hospital that has soft walls so that patients cannot hurt themselves * * * ˌpadded ˈcell [padded cell]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • padded cell — n. cell in prison or room in a mental institution with padded surfaces in which violent prisoners or patients are confined without risk of injuring themselves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • padded cell — a room, as in a mental hospital, with padded walls for the confinement of violent inmates. * * * …   Universalium

  • padded cell — noun (C) a special room with thick, soft walls in a mental hospital, used to stop people who are being violent from hurting themselves …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • padded cell — /pædəd ˈsɛl/ (say paduhd sel) noun a room in a mental hospital in which a violent patient is protected from self inflicted injury …  

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