Bethesda(redirected from Bethasda)
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An unincorporated city of west-central Maryland, a residential suburb of Washington, DC. The National Institutes of Health and Naval Medical Center are here.
1. (Bible) New Testament a pool in Jerusalem reputed to have healing powers, where a paralysed man was healed by Jesus (John 5:2)
2. (Christian Churches, other) a chapel of any of certain Nonconformist Christian sects
1. a pool in Biblical Jerusalem believed to have healing powers. John 5:2–4.
2. a city in central Maryland: residential suburb of Washington, D.C. 62,736.