pesthouse

pesthouse

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

Origin:
1605–15; pest + house

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pesthouse (ˈpɛstˌhaʊs)
 
n
obsolete Also called: lazaretto a hospital for treating persons with infectious diseases

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