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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.]


(ˌlæzəˈrɛtəʊ) ,




n, pl -rettos, -rets or -rettes
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical Also called: glory hole a small locker at the stern of a boat or a storeroom between decks of a ship
2. (Historical Terms) Also called: lazar house or pesthouse (formerly) a hospital for persons with infectious diseases, esp leprosy
[C16: Italian, from lazzaro lazar]


(ˌlæz əˈrɛt oʊ)

also laz`a•ret′, laz`a•rette′,

1. a hospital for those affected with contagious diseases, esp. leprosy.
2. a building or a ship set apart for quarantine purposes.
3. a small storeroom within the hull of a ship.
[1540–50; < Venetian lazareto, b. lazzaro lazar and Nazareto popular name of a hospital maintained in Venice by the Church of Santa Maria di Nazaret]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lazaretto - hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
hospital, infirmary - a health facility where patients receive treatment
2.lazaretto - a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship
locker, storage locker, cabinet - a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
References in classic literature ?
For the last month this wretched house had presented the gloomy appearance of a lazaretto infected with the plague.
(2.) Efstathopoulos N, Nikolaou VS, Xypnitos FN, Korres D, Lazarettos I, Panousis K, et al.
In his edited works the following series of letters are recorded under the heading: "Panopticon; Or, The Inspection-House: Containing the Idea of a New Principle of Construction Applicable to Any Sort of Establishment, in which Persons of Any Description Are to Be Kept under Inspection; And in Particular to Penitentiary-Houses." The title is then followed by a list of institutions including: "Prisons, Poor-Houses, Lazarettos, Houses of Industry, Manufactories, Hospitals, Work-Houses, Mad-Houses, and Schools." The edited works also contain the added description: "With a Plan of Management Adapted to the Principle: In a Series of Letters, Written in the Year 1787, From Crecheff in White Russia, to a Friend in England" (Jeremy Bentham, The Works of Jeremy Bentham, vol.
It also produced economic surpluses that the government used for the construction of roads, lazarettos, charitable asylums, and urban schools which benefited only a small percentage of the population.
Quarantines and lazarettos: Europe and the plague of the East.
Infected individuals were isolated into lazarettos and their belongings disinfected at public disinfecting units.