noun, plural pest·hous·es [pest-hou-ziz] /ˈpɛstˌhaʊ zɪz/.
a house or hospital for persons infected with pestilential disease.
Origin of pesthouse
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obsolete a hospital for treating persons with infectious diseasesAlso called: lazaretto
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A hospital for patients affected with plague or other infectious disease.
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