pest house


noun, plural pesthouses [pest-hou-ziz] .
a house or hospital for persons infected with pestilential disease.

1605–15; pest + house Unabridged
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pesthouse (ˈpɛstˌhaʊs)
obsolete Also called: lazaretto a hospital for treating persons with infectious diseases

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pest house n.
A hospital for patients affected with plague or other infectious disease.

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