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pesthouse

[pest-hous] /ˈpɛstˌhaʊs/
noun, plural pesthouses
[pest-hou-ziz] /ˈpɛstˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a house or hospital for persons infected with pestilential disease.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; pest + house
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pesthouse

/ˈpɛstˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a hospital for treating persons with infectious diseases Also called lazaretto
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