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pesthouse

(ˈpɛstˌhaʊs)
n
(Pathology) obsolete a hospital for treating persons with infectious diseases. Also called: lazaretto

pest•house

(ˈpɛstˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a house or hospital for persons infected with pestilential disease.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pesthouse - hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
hospital, infirmary - a health facility where patients receive treatment
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