Pesthouse
Pesthouse Pest`house", n. A house or hospital for persons who are infected with any pestilential disease. [1913 Webster]

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  • pesthouse — [pest′hous΄] n. [ PEST + HOUSE] Archaic a hospital for the isolation of people with contagious or epidemic diseases …   English World dictionary

  • pesthouse — noun Date: 1614 a shelter or hospital for those infected with a pestilential or contagious disease …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pesthouse — /pest hows /, n., pl. pesthouses / how ziz/. a house or hospital for persons infected with pestilential disease. [1605 15; PEST + HOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pesthouse — noun An establishment which provides shelter and/or care to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious infections See Also: pesthole …   Wiktionary

  • pesthouse — pest·house .hau̇s n a shelter or hospital for those infected with a pestilential or contagious disease …   Medical dictionary

  • pesthouse — pest•house [[t]ˈpɛstˌhaʊs[/t]] n. pl. hous•es [[t] ˌhaʊ zɪz[/t]] pat a house or hospital for persons infected with pestilential disease • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • pesthouse — noun hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy) • Syn: ↑lazaretto, ↑lazaret, ↑lazarette, ↑lazar house • Hypernyms: ↑hospital, ↑infirmary …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pest house — In the past, a pest house or pesthouse was a hospital or hostel used for persons afflicted with communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, or smallpox. Often used for forcible quarantine, many towns and cities had one or more pesthouses …   Wikipedia

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