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mad·house

 (măd′hous′)
n.
1. Offensive An institution for the mentally ill.
2. Informal A place of great disorder and confusion.

madhouse

(ˈmædˌhaʊs)
n
1. a mental hospital or asylum
2. a state of uproar or confusion

mad•house

(ˈmædˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. a hospital for the mentally disturbed.
2. a disorderly, often noisy place.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.madhouse - pejorative terms for an insane asylummadhouse - pejorative terms for an insane asylum
mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, insane asylum, asylum, institution - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

madhouse

noun
1. (Informal) chaos, turmoil, bedlam, Babel That place is a madhouse.
2. (Old-fashioned) mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, lunatic asylum, funny farm (facetious), insane asylum, loony bin (slang), nuthouse (slang), rubber room (U.S. slang), laughing academy (U.S. slang) It was said that he was 'ripe for the madhouse'.
Translations

madhouse

[ˈmædhaʊs] N (madhouses (pl)) [ˈmædhaʊzɪz]manicomio m, casa f de locos
this is a madhouse!¡esto es una casa de locos!

madhouse

[ˈmædhaʊs] nmaison f de fous

madhouse

n (lit, fig)Irrenhaus nt

madhouse

[ˈmædhaʊs] n (also fig) → manicomio

madhouse

n. manicomio, asilo de locos.
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