a hospital for those affected with contagious diseases, especially leprosy.
a building or a ship set apart for quarantine purposes.
- Also laz·a·ret, laz·a·rette [laz-uh-ret]. /ˌlæz əˈrɛt/.
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How to use lazaretto in a sentence
Earlier this week I got an advance copy of his new LP, lazaretto; it hasn't left my earbuds since.
You can hear it all over lazaretto, but especially in the one-two punch of "Temporary Ground" and "Would You Fight for My Love?"
The lazaretto is a wretched building, with a flagstaff and two houses projecting on the two sides.The Caravan Route between Egypt and Syria | Ludwig Salvator
The passengers had the choice of performing it on board or in the lazaretto, which we were told was not yet furnished.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
The child, whom I have frequently seen in the lazaretto, is extremely interesting, and about eight years of age.Byron | Richard Edgcumbe
The body was accompanied by the whole of his lordships attendants, who conveyed it to the lazaretto on the following morning.Byron | Richard Edgcumbe
Previous to November, Paris may be compared to a vast lazaretto, where the valetudinarians of every country take refuge.
British Dictionary definitions for lazaretto
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
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