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lazaretto

[ laz-uh-ret-oh ]
/ ˌlæz əˈrɛt oʊ /
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noun, plural laz·a·ret·tos.
a hospital for those affected with contagious diseases, especially leprosy.
a building or a ship set apart for quarantine purposes.
Also called glory hole. Nautical. a small storeroom within the hull of a ship, especially one at the extreme stern.
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Also laz·a·ret, laz·a·rette [laz-uh-ret]. /ˌlæz əˈrɛt/.

Origin of lazaretto

1540–50; <Upper Italian (Venetian ) lazareto, blend of lazzarolazar and Nazareto popular name of a hospital maintained in Venice by the Church of Santa Maria di Nazaret

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British Dictionary definitions for lazaretto

lazaretto

lazaret or lazarette (ˌlæzəˈrɛt)

/ (ˌlæzəˈrɛtəʊ) /

noun plural -rettos, -rets or -rettes
Also called: glory hole nautical a small locker at the stern of a boat or a storeroom between decks of a ship
Also called: lazar house, pesthouse (formerly) a hospital for persons with infectious diseases, esp leprosy

Word Origin for lazaretto

C16: Italian, from lazzaro lazar
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