pesthouse definition

  • noun:
    • An establishment which supplies protection and/or treatment to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious attacks
    • A house or hospital for people that are contaminated with any pestilential illness.
    • A hospital for individuals contaminated aided by the plague, smallpox, or any other pestilential infection.
    • hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)

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