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 (lăz′ə-rĕt′ō) also laz·a·ret or laz·a·rette (-rĕt′)
n. pl. laz·a·ret·tos also laz·a·rets or laz·a·rettes
1. A hospital treating contagious diseases.
2. A building or ship used as a quarantine station.
3. often lazarette A storage space below deck or between decks on a ship or boat.

[Italian lazzaretto : blend of lazzaro, lazar (from Late Latin Lazarus, Lazarus; see lazar) and dialectal Nazareto, popular name for a hospital maintained in Venice by the Church of Santa Maria di Nazaret.]
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Noun1.lazaret - hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
hospital, infirmary - a health facility where patients receive treatment
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(My grandfather A.N) got sick with dysentery and was taken to Lazaret. Now healed, he had to return to work.
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La province plaida notamment pour la prise en charge par le federal du lazaret de Tracadie et de l'incarceration des personnes coupables d'actes criminels.