adjective Date: 1654 1. a. used as a residence or by residents b. providing living accommodations for students <
a residential prep school
2. restricted to or occupied by residences <
a residential neighborhood
3. of or relating to residence or residences 4. provided to patients residing in a facility <
residential drug treatment
; also being a facility providing such treatment <
a residential treatment center
residentially adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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