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Definition of padded cell noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

padded cell

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpædɪd ˈsel//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpædɪd ˈsel//
 
 
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a room in a hospital for mentally ill people, with soft walls to prevent violent patients from injuring themselves
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: padded cell