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lunatic asylum

noun
  1. another name, usually regarded as offensive, for mental home
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Related Words for lunatic asylum

bedlam, madhouse, bughouse, nuthouse, sanatorium, sanitarium, asylum

Examples from the Web for lunatic asylum

Historical Examples of lunatic asylum

  • I told you of him, Dr. John Seward, the lunatic-asylum man, with the strong jaw and the good forehead.

    Dracula

    Bram Stoker

  • If I'd had to listen to any more of his talking or singing, either the embalmer or the lunatic-asylum would have had me, sure!

    Seventeen

    Booth Tarkington

  • She'd make a very ornamental figure in a lunatic-asylum, with her long widow's veil.