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noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
(mainly US) a place, as in a service station, for the lubrication of motor vehicles

“place where automobiles are greased,” 1928; from lubrication + ending from auditorium. Mentioned as an overworked suffix in the late 1920s; Mencken also lists infantorium, shavatorium, restatorium, hatatorium, and odditorium (“a slide-show”).


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